|-||Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim commentary (via geiszlerandgaila)|
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.”
of course i have time
time to procrastinate
pacific rim kaomoji~
bonus, because the site I was using had a “flirty” section:
"impossible" you say, probably
but if you will allow me to explain:
Anonymous said: 3 sentence AU prompt: Newmann, X-men verse.
(I seem to be writing aethetically gorgeous fics today)
Outside, the air is 40 below freezing, but Newt radiates heat where Hermann holds tight to him- hovering a hundred meters above the frozen North, a glorious expanse of billions of ice crystals, reflecting the waves of milticoloured light that waves and trembles high above all of them.
Hermann glances at Newt uncertainly, he can hold him up without trouble, but for all the beauty of this place, Newt still hasn’t explained whythey are here; when Newt catches his eye, he just smiles, face awash in colour from the Aurora, “Just hang on a bit-“
A bit, an hour, a week- Hermann could wait here for days, watching as the Northern lights make the shadows of the great glaciers below them dance and sway, stain green, red, blue- the single dot of their shadows sweeping across the great, impossible icescape-
Suddenly, Newt points up at a cluster of shimmering green, “Here we go!”
Hermann tightens his grip on Newt, feeling the blazing heat of his body burn the cold that claws ravanously at their little bubble of warmth, the heat rising from their bodies turning to ice crystals in the lethal air-
And the flaming colours of the sky are split by sharps of pure light- white, red, gold scything down, bursting and roaring out as they burn up through the sky-
Newt is smiling at Hermann’s awestruck expression, “Biggest meteor storm for years; look- that one hit the ice-“
The ice cracks and screams when the white-hot meteorite hits it, a column of steam rising from the violently dark hole in the featureless blue of the ice-
Newt nudges him, “What do you think- a souvenier?”
newt as the doctor where he regenerates as a trans man (because for some reason whenever the doctor regenerates he’s already in a fully mature body. i don’t know much about doctor who) and this is his first time in a sort of “afab” (for lack of a better word) body and he takes off his pants like “holy shit, that’s new” and he takes off his shirt and there are already top surgery scars (how? how is he traveling through space in time in a tinyhuge blue box? i don’t know!) and he’s terrified because he thinks someone took his hearts out and he pretends to faint and hermann catches him and roles his eyes and goes “i actually think it’s kind of neat”
long story short, i will make newt trans in every au. i will take your aus and demolish them with trans newt. no one is safe.
The back of Burn Gorman’s head is so cute; like a grumpy little schoolboy.