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sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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dehaahn:

CHOPINS + DEHAAHN’S TUMBLR AWARDS
because fall is drifting in like red-gold leaves
RULES
must be following lily + becca
reblog only (you can like to bookmark, but it will NOT be counted)
must reach 50 notes or sadness and tears
ends November 1st (winners will be chosen in mid- to late november or early december depending on how busy we each are)
CATEGORIES
best url
best theme
best thememaker (if enough entries)
best aesthetic blog
best mixed blog (50% or less fandom)
lily’s fave
rebecca’s fave
best overall
there will be 1 winner and 1 runner-up for each category
WINNERS WILL RECEIVE
+ follow from each of us (if not already)
unlimited promos for 2 months (upon request)
a spot on our updates tabs for 2 months
writing/poetry on a given topic from lily (upon request)
love + friendship 
RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE
+ follow from each of us (if not already)
5 promos (upon request) 
a spot on our updates tabs for 2 months
love + friendship 
good luck to everyone entering !

dehaahn:

CHOPINS + DEHAAHN’S TUMBLR AWARDS

because fall is drifting in like red-gold leaves

RULES

  • must be following lily becca
  • reblog only (you can like to bookmark, but it will NOT be counted)
  • must reach 50 notes or sadness and tears
  • ends November 1st (winners will be chosen in mid- to late november or early december depending on how busy we each are)

CATEGORIES

  • best url
  • best theme
  • best thememaker (if enough entries)
  • best aesthetic blog
  • best mixed blog (50% or less fandom)
  • lily’s fave
  • rebecca’s fave
  • best overall

there will be 1 winner and 1 runner-up for each category

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE

  • + follow from each of us (if not already)
  • unlimited promos for 2 months (upon request)
  • a spot on our updates tabs for 2 months
  • writing/poetry on a given topic from lily (upon request)
  • love + friendship 

RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE

  • + follow from each of us (if not already)
  • 5 promos (upon request) 
  • a spot on our updates tabs for 2 months
  • love + friendship 

good luck to everyone entering !

superwholocksdragonlords asked:

Hey! so it's is one of my dreams to move to Ireland and I was wondering if you found the transition very difficult? I'm from the US though so that is obviously a difference but just adjusting and finding a job, did you enjoy your 5 months there?

Hey! Ireland was one of a kind experience! My transition was fairly smooth since I went with a company that assisted with my visa applications. There’s also a company in Ireland called USIT that helps with finding jobs, getting a bank account, that sort of thing. They’re really helpful. 

Ireland is both very different from North America and yet very much the same. It takes a bit of time to get used to the rain/mist and the gails.  Winter are cool but it rarely snows, and summers are never too hot. I had a little difficulty finding a job, as Ireland is still suffering from the recession but with USIT you have an advantage. 

All that aside, it took some time to adjust to being away from family, friends and not being home for the Holidays. Yet Ireland was AMAZING! I worked in West Cork along the coast and it was gorgeous. The people there are extremely kind, and nothing beats fish and chips and a pint by a real fire in a pub.

if you have any other questions feel free to ask!! :3