optimysticals:

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]

SO AWESOME!

So, soon enough, this material should just replace all windows, and we’ll all be free of power companies!
I like to be as forward-thinking as possible.

optimysticals:

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]

SO AWESOME!

So, soon enough, this material should just replace all windows, and we’ll all be free of power companies!

I like to be as forward-thinking as possible.

retrorecap:

Being a teen in the 90s. Before we had the Internet and iPads. Just books and clock radios.
You kids have it so good today. Your bedrooms probably don’t even look like insane asylum cells!

retrorecap:

Being a teen in the 90s. Before we had the Internet and iPads. Just books and clock radios.

You kids have it so good today. Your bedrooms probably don’t even look like insane asylum cells!

archiemcphee:

Thanks to an awesome visionary known only as the GIGABEETLE, we’re learning that, when he isn’t busy battling Kaiju, Godzilla has a very active social life. There’s cosplay and gaming and dancing and coloring and exercising and so much more.

For plenty more goofy Godzilla goodness follow GIGABEETLE right here on Tumblr at gigabeetle over on Twitter. You’re guaranteed many a good giggle.

[via io9]

(via kellysue)

kayinnasaki:

smashbrosuniverse:

thatmetticguy:

genteelgunslinger:

thatmetticguy:

res-res-res:

so depressing

Hahaha nah fuck off OP that costume has existed since super metroid and is just zero suit before zero suit became a thing that exists.

People have pointed out that the outfit isn’t actually even accurate to the source image. It’s gone from what is sort of a tanktop to a sports bra. Which is…concerning?

you sure

not sure if I’m feelin that brah

like they even get the red lines down for he orange costume holy shit im just now noticing that

Youd think people would at least play the games before complaining, but nah

Even with this post its blatantly obvious that theyve never played a metroid game lmao

Man I love that Samus comes off as really big in those ending pictures. 

Metroid NES ending

Samus has been wearing practically nothing under that armor since the first Metroid game, which came out in 1986. In fact, this Zero Suit Samus alt. costume has her wearing MORE than she did back then.

Look, I’m all for fighting objectification when it’s added or changed to new games, but this has been a character trait of Samus’ for almost 30 years. 

And besides, this is an ALTERNATE costume, not the default one. You literally never have to use it if you do not want.

And hey — at least it’s not a chainmail bikini.

(via kayinnasaki)

hawkandcroc:

Hawk & Croc’s School Daze strip 167, “Super Sloppy Double Date!” Written by Brandon, art by psychoandy.
This strip’s title is taken from the classic Nickeldeon show, Super Sloppy Double Dare.

hawkandcroc:

Hawk & Croc’s School Daze strip 167, “Super Sloppy Double Date!” Written by Brandon, art by psychoandy.

This strip’s title is taken from the classic Nickeldeon show, Super Sloppy Double Dare.

hawkandcroc:

Hawk & Croc’s School Daze strip 166, “A Time and a Place.” Written by Brandon, art by psychoandy.

Mr. Johnson was my actual 7th-grade Life Science and homeroom teacher. He remains one of my favorite teachers ever, and everything he said about these single-celled organisms is stuff that I remembered from his class, not things I had to research.
He was also notorious for the “Time and a Place” speech, including karate-chopping his hand on the beats of “Time” and “Place.”
To all of my teacher friends out there — This is what you should aspire to. It had been nearly a decade since I had been in Mr. Johnson’s class when I made this comic, and it’s been ten years since then. I have nothing but positive memories of Mr. Johnson, and I still remember a LOT of what he taught us. In fact, a few friends and I would often hang out in his class after school, drinking Sprite that we bought at the convenience store across the street, and talking about life.
He made time for us, and treated us 7th and 8th graders as people, not as statistics to increase school funding.
I can’t say that he made that big of an impact on everybody in my class, but he had that kind of impact on me. I haven’t seen Mr. Johnson since 1996, but I still think incredibly highly of him. Because he was awesome.
Thanks, Mr. J!

hawkandcroc:

Hawk & Croc’s School Daze strip 166, “A Time and a Place.” Written by Brandon, art by psychoandy.

Mr. Johnson was my actual 7th-grade Life Science and homeroom teacher. He remains one of my favorite teachers ever, and everything he said about these single-celled organisms is stuff that I remembered from his class, not things I had to research.

He was also notorious for the “Time and a Place” speech, including karate-chopping his hand on the beats of “Time” and “Place.”

To all of my teacher friends out there — This is what you should aspire to. It had been nearly a decade since I had been in Mr. Johnson’s class when I made this comic, and it’s been ten years since then. I have nothing but positive memories of Mr. Johnson, and I still remember a LOT of what he taught us. In fact, a few friends and I would often hang out in his class after school, drinking Sprite that we bought at the convenience store across the street, and talking about life.

He made time for us, and treated us 7th and 8th graders as people, not as statistics to increase school funding.

I can’t say that he made that big of an impact on everybody in my class, but he had that kind of impact on me. I haven’t seen Mr. Johnson since 1996, but I still think incredibly highly of him. Because he was awesome.

Thanks, Mr. J!

(via psychoandy)