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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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baby pineapple 

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    baby pineapple 

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  8. dawnofthenewday:

but everyone looks perfect from far away

    dawnofthenewday:

    but everyone looks perfect from far away

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  12. aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

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    Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

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