Want a branch?   My aesthetic is all over the place. I am not easily discerned,

synonyms-for-cinnamon:

mandopony:

askjeansplice:

angelclark:

ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here’s A Way Of Turning America’s Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.

For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.

By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.

The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.

PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE. 

THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS. 

THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD. 

PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS. 

For the life of me, I have no idea why this isn’t being broadcast on like every news station around the world.

This could mean a revolution, the word needs to be spread.

(Also, the IndieGogo project link is suspiciously absent from this post, so here.)

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randomc:

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day
Saturday 10 May 2014

In this local garden at Wickham Bishops in Essex the lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis proves it has a rhizomatous stem as it follows the gaps in the paving! The plant will grow in semi or full shade and appreciates a moist root run. After flowering there are red berries. So sorry the blog does not do scent as this was amazing and must waft into the house.

I really visited to see the famous 250 yard long wisteria more of that tomorrow…

Jill Raggett

This is super cool.

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— 14 hours ago with 368 notes
kihaku-gato:

eunnui:

mjeperennialgardens:

kihaku-gato:

eunnui:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAT IS MY ROSE DOING?!

O-O that IS strange. Maybe it’s a flower mutation or some kind of bug???

proliferation, it happens. Keep an eye out though.

oh no is it bad for my rose?

From the research I’ve looked up now, I can safely say no, unless you’re not a fan of mutated/mangled flowers and have a rose variety that doesn’t flower that much. This article I looked it up on explains the jist of it.

kihaku-gato:

eunnui:

mjeperennialgardens:

kihaku-gato:

eunnui:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAT IS MY ROSE DOING?!

O-O that IS strange. Maybe it’s a flower mutation or some kind of bug???

proliferation, it happens. Keep an eye out though.

oh no is it bad for my rose?

From the research I’ve looked up now, I can safely say no, unless you’re not a fan of mutated/mangled flowers and have a rose variety that doesn’t flower that much. This article I looked it up on explains the jist of it.

— 14 hours ago with 16 notes
nigga-are-you-even-kawaii:

blackfemalepresident:

shinjukugewalt:

FIX IT JESUS

i love kpop fans who have never listened to actual rap they are so entertaining

P L E A S E

nigga-are-you-even-kawaii:

blackfemalepresident:

shinjukugewalt:

FIX IT JESUS

i love kpop fans who have never listened to actual rap they are so entertaining

P L E A S E

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— 14 hours ago with 1003 notes

leadfeathers:

geekerypokery:

jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

Titled: Brace for It.

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— 14 hours ago with 352748 notes

peonyandbee:

Jackpot!

I waited until the bottom four to five leaves turned yellow and the top six to eight leaves stayed green (which is just what the consensus seems to be for garlic-harvesting etiquette) before digging these puppies up.  Last year I waited too long, and more than half of my heads rotted before I even got them out of the ground.  

I’ve been reading my fair share of articles and books about garlic growing - the do’s and don’ts, the old wives’ tales and whatnot, and asking my in-laws for advice while the long winter months and then the short spring and summer days passed by.  The garlic got taller and taller, the scapes came and went (into our bellies), and finally my gut told me it was time.  So I dug them up, and I’m so glad I did.  What treasures!  Ben thinks I should have let them go longer.  Maybe I should have, though really the only down side to an early harvest is a shorter window of time for storage.  We’ll give it away and eat it before they go bad.  I’m not worried.  I’m just glad to have something to show for our time and patience.

Speaking of storage, after asking you folks about the basement -vs- garage storage options, I’ve decided to take your advice and go with the garage (adding a box fan for extra circulation).  For now, though, they’re spending a day or two on my covered front porch while the excess dirt dries around the roots.  I’ll tap them out and move them to the garage by the weekend.

I planted and hung these based on their variety…ten all together.  Can’t wait to see the differences in each one.

Anyone else harvest yet this year?

— 15 hours ago with 35 notes

moniquill:

Flowers!

I’m really pleased with the stargazer lilies.

— 15 hours ago with 65 notes

Little Richard being completely serious (x)

(Source: bitchcraftandwiggatry, via covenesque)

— 16 hours ago with 5692 notes

agritecture:

Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and tsunamis in 2011, Shimamura turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. The special LED fixtures were developed by GE and emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth. 

The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). It opened on July and it is already producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day. “I knew how to grow good vegetables biologically and I wanted to integrate that knowledge with hardware to make things happen,” Shimamura says.

The LED lights are a key part of the farm’s magic. They allow Shimamura to control the night-and-day cycle and accelerate growth. “What we need to do is not just setting up more days and nights,” he says. “We want to achieve the best combination of photosynthesis during the day and breathing at night by controlling the lighting and the environment.”

Shimamura says that the systems allows him to grow lettuce full of vitamins and minerals two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm. He is also able to cut discarded produce from 50 percent to just 10 percent of the harvest, compared to a conventional farm. As a result, the farms productivity per square foot is up 100-fold, he says.

By controlling temperature, humidity and irrigation, the farm can also cut its water usage to just 1 percent of the amount needed by outdoor fields.

GE engineers used proprietary technology to make the lights thin enough to fit inside the stacks, provide uniform light and endure the high humidity inside. “That way, we can put in more growing racks and increase productivity dramatically,” says Tomoaki Kimura, country manager for GE Lighting Japan.

The GE Japan team believes that indoor farms like the one in the Miyagi Prefecture could be a key to solving food shortages in the world. Mirai and GE are already working on “plant factories” in Hong Kong and the Far East of Russia. Says Shimamura: “Finally, we are about to start the real agricultural industrialization.”

SOURCE

— 17 hours ago with 49 notes
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biodiverseed:

#garden science #botany #USA #polyculture #soil #soil depletion

— 18 hours ago with 48 notes

desixlb:

this new succulent cutting has me stumped.  i’ve never seen succulent flowers of this color and texture before.  really digging the veined pattern on the leaves.  does anyone know what succulent this is?

© desixlb 2014

— 18 hours ago with 37 notes
greenlook-garden:

Got a new Aloe cutting (a different one)
He cogido un esqueje de Aloe (diferente de los que tengo)

greenlook-garden:

Got a new Aloe cutting (a different one)

He cogido un esqueje de Aloe (diferente de los que tengo)

— 18 hours ago with 7 notes