Posted 2 hours ago

unconsumption:

Solar Sponge Efficiently Makes Steam :

Generating steam is enormously useful. Much of the world’s energy actually comes from steam—coal power plants heat up water to produce water vapor, which turns turbines to generate electricity. A new technology creates steam by harnessing solar energy, using a relatively cheap sponge-like material, and it does it with greater efficiency that ever previously achieved, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications

The researchers don’t claim the device could be used to create electricity, at least not yet. But it could relatively easily be scaled up to make fresh water out of salt water via distillation, for example, or to sterilize medical or food-processing equipment in areas of the world where electricity is hard to come by, said MIT researcher Hadi Ghasemi in a statement.

Posted 18 hours ago

This Genius Machine Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Recycled Bottles

unconsumption:

One innovative company has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

The Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles, Big Think reported. Once someone deposits their bottle at the top, food is released at the bottom. The Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes operate at no charge to the city, and the recycled bottles cover the cost of the food.

The simple machine will provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, who often rely on the area’s residents to feed them. It’s also bringing some positive change to a place where the fate of stray animals has not always been a happy one.

Check out the video:

Posted 1 day ago

It’s pulling me in.

I made a luscious from scratch German chocolate cake for Shane’s birthday.

I can hear the siren song. I’ve eaten 2.5 pieces in the last couple days.

I gave away a quarter of it.

The last quarter is sucking me in.

Posted 5 days ago

its-tuesday-again:

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH STRAIGHT BOYS

Posted 6 days ago

Surgeons Discover 10-Year-Old Sex Toy Inside Woman's Vagina

The woman said she used the toy one drunken night with her partner a decade ago, and that she couldn’t remember whether she had removed it 

How do you NOT know it’s still IN there?

Posted 6 days ago

This looks like a pan full of glorp.

What it IS….is home made pecan-coconut frosting for a German Chocolate cake I’m baking for my guy.

SOMEone’s birthday is almost here.

I’m better at cooking then baking……fingers crossed!

Posted 1 week ago

I think I’m going to watch this.

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

foodrepublic:

We found the best bulk candy website on the internet… 

Check out Temptation Candy, where you can now buy all the pink Starbursts you want: 

» http://bit.ly/1jT7i62

Posted 1 week ago

foodrepublic:

Now you can brew coffee inside of your mug to the perfect drinking temperature anytime, anywhere.

Check out this all-in-one portable coffee brewer and mug:
http://bit.ly/1jT0God

Posted 1 week ago

fer1972:

The Textile Moths of Yumi Okita

Posted 1 week ago

Sometimes a bowl of cereal…..

is the perfect meal.

Posted 1 week ago

I’m torn………

What’s more fun?

Giving gifts?

Or receiving them?

Posted 1 week ago

Lia 1…Stump 0.

I have to do this 2 more times.

(not today)

Posted 1 week ago

I received a new med to help me sleep.

I’m hopeful, as I deal with anxiety filled dreams and am one of the lightest sleepers I have EVER met.

Some of it comes from being a parent and I have extreme Mom Ear’s.

I wake myself up if I snore. Ticking, water dripping or repetitive noises make it impossible to sleep. Fuck barking dogs. In the eye.

I use a rain app to drown out ambient noises…….however I’m SO sensitive that I wake up if the app stops. I make sure the timer runs until my alarm goes off, so it reassures me when I wake up that I’m okay to go back to sleep.

One of my numerous problems is a fear I’ll miss an alarm. Not so much that I won’t hear it, but that I’ve forgotten to set it. And while I do not always wake up and check….it translates into my dreams.

I also have terrible stress dreams of missing children or some horrific apocalypse.

My brain also will not shut up and has a constant running background babble, usually with songs I absolutely hate.

My brain is an asshole.