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redhousecanada:

Solar 4, 2013, Steve Morgan (UK)
The Gemasolar solar tower power plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Seville, Spain, uses unique technology to generate electricity. A circular solar field of 2,650 heliostat mirrors covering 185 hectares concentrates the sun’s energy onto the central receiving tower, where the intense heat generated is stored using molten-salt heat storage technology. The heat collected by the salts, capable of reaching temperatures above 5,000C, generates steam and produces electrical power. The surplus heat accumulated during sun hours is stored in the molten-salt tank, allowing Gemasolar to generate electrical power 24 hours a day for many months of the year. Solar efficiency guarantees electrical production for 6,500 hours a year. This provides 1.5 to 3 times more power than other renewable energy sources. The plant could supply clean, safe power to 25,000 homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes a year.

redhousecanada:

Solar 4, 2013, Steve Morgan (UK)

The Gemasolar solar tower power plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Seville, Spain, uses unique technology to generate electricity. A circular solar field of 2,650 heliostat mirrors covering 185 hectares concentrates the sun’s energy onto the central receiving tower, where the intense heat generated is stored using molten-salt heat storage technology. The heat collected by the salts, capable of reaching temperatures above 5,000C, generates steam and produces electrical power. The surplus heat accumulated during sun hours is stored in the molten-salt tank, allowing Gemasolar to generate electrical power 24 hours a day for many months of the year. Solar efficiency guarantees electrical production for 6,500 hours a year. This provides 1.5 to 3 times more power than other renewable energy sources. The plant could supply clean, safe power to 25,000 homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes a year.

joponyhere:

lillianloverly:

THIS IS A PSA

THIS APP IS CALLED SAFETREK AND IS ABSOLUTELY INVALUABLE TO ANYONE WALKING ANYWHERE WHERE THEY DONT FEEL SAFE

YOU ENTER YOUR INFO AND SET A PIN AND THEN WHENEVER YOU DONT FEEL SAFE, YOU HOLD DOWN THE BLUE BUTTON UNTIL YOU DO

ONCE YOU RELEASE THE BUTTON, YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO ENTER YOUR PIN, AND IF YOU DONT THE POLICE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR LOCATION AND DISTRESS CALL

I TRULY BELIEVE THIS APP CAN HELP SOMEONE OUT THERE SO PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safetrek/id716262008?mt=8

signal boost the shit out of this

(via lilyhex)

coffeeandcockatiels:

nzafro:

This is a glass “murrine” made by artist Loren Stump.
Each color in the piece was carefully layered to create this “loaf” which was then sliced. Each slice sold for $5000.

holy art, batman!


Can’t handle how amazing

coffeeandcockatiels:

nzafro:

This is a glass “murrine” made by artist Loren Stump.

Each color in the piece was carefully layered to create this “loaf” which was then sliced. Each slice sold for $5000.

holy art, batman!

Can’t handle how amazing

(via gthegentleman)

yeahyouoverhere:

Vet, 93, repeats D-Day jump over Normandy for those who couldn’t http://bitly.com/1j5hh1M  pic.twitter.com/xzTvFYVgNY
NINETY THREE YEARS OLD and he jumped out of a plane.
From the link:

Ninety-three-year-old Jim “Pee Wee” Martin jumped out of a plane over Normandy Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and recreate part of an experience he had on June 6, 1944.
This time no one shot at him.
Martin, a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, made the jump for all those who can no longer commemorate the start of the sweep through Europe to defeat Hitler and Nazi Germany. […]
The U.S. soldier with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star said this to CNN about his return to France: “I enjoy the people, but I am kind of humbled and embarrassed at the adulation because I don’t feel like we did anything that we weren’t supposed to — or anything exceptional.”

God Bless, and thank you for your service, sir. 

yeahyouoverhere:

Vet, 93, repeats D-Day jump over Normandy for those who couldn’t

NINETY THREE YEARS OLD and he jumped out of a plane.

From the link:

Ninety-three-year-old Jim “Pee Wee” Martin jumped out of a plane over Normandy Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and recreate part of an experience he had on June 6, 1944.

This time no one shot at him.

Martin, a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, made the jump for all those who can no longer commemorate the start of the sweep through Europe to defeat Hitler and Nazi Germany. […]

The U.S. soldier with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star said this to CNN about his return to France: “I enjoy the people, but I am kind of humbled and embarrassed at the adulation because I don’t feel like we did anything that we weren’t supposed to — or anything exceptional.”

God Bless, and thank you for your service, sir. 

(via gthegentleman)

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