29 Aug 16:04

sunshinychick: futurescope: Solar energy that doesn’t block...



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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29 Aug 15:51

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29 Aug 14:32

Shop the Olivia Palermo x Aquazzura Collection

by Olivia

We know we’ve already told you all about the amazing Olivia Palermo x Aquazzura collaboration. However, as much as we can show you the shoes, there’s a big difference between seeing and shopping.  Now available exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com, whether it’s the simple and chic paneled mesh and suede pumps, the autumn friendly suede ankle boots or the evening appropriate embellished suede sandals you can now shop buy and dance around town in your own pair from this stunning and covetable collection.

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29 Aug 14:27

"Leaf me alone." [wingnut4772]



"Leaf me alone." [wingnut4772]

29 Aug 13:42

Transition-Metal-Free Oxidative α-C–H Amination of Ketones via a Radical Mechanism: Mild Synthesis of α-Amino Ketones

by Qing Jiang, Bin Xu, An Zhao, Jing Jia, Tian Liu and Cancheng Guo

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The Journal of Organic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/jo5015855
29 Aug 13:30

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

by Melanie Pinola

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.

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29 Aug 13:30

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

by Melanie Pinola

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.

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29 Aug 12:22

Molecular Encapsulation beyond the Aperture Size Limit through Dissociative Linker Exchange in Metal–Organic Framework Crystals

by Joseph V. Morabito, Lien-Yang Chou, Zhehui Li, Cesar M. Manna, Christopher A. Petroff, Rutvin J. Kyada, Joseph M. Palomba, Jeffery A. Byers and Chia-Kuang Tsung

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja5054779
29 Aug 12:21

Polydopamine-Coated, Nitrogen-Doped, Hollow Carbon–Sulfur Double-Layered Core–Shell Structure for Improving Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

by Weidong Zhou, Xingcheng Xiao, Mei Cai and Li Yang

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DOI: 10.1021/nl502238b
29 Aug 12:00

Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day

by Patrick Allan

Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day

If you're feeling nostalgic for the shows of your childhood, Nick Reboot streams shows like Rocko's Modern Life, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Hey Arnold! 24 hours a day, for free.

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29 Aug 12:00

How Terrifying

How Terrifying

Submitted by: Unknown

Tagged: pumpkins , teeth , funny
29 Aug 11:21

Коротко

Совет бесполезности ООН.


Лучше быть алкоголиком, чем женой алкоголика.


Кому вы фоточками пытаетесь доказать, что в Украине воюют войска РФ? Людям, которые игнорируют потоки гробов?..


Любимая, я для тебя роллы сверну!


Привет. Я Европа, я не хочу ничего решать. Я хочу беспокоиться.


В жизни нужно быть непредсказуемым и коварным, как огурец с горькой попкой.


Яценюк: "мы ничего не должны РФ. Российский газ случайно попал на территорию Украины и заблудился".


Гениальный палиндром: ВОТ НЕМИЛАЯ УХОДИТ И ДО ХУЯ АЛИМЕНТОВ


Люди холопского звания - сущие псы иногда: чем тяжелей наказание, тем им милей господа.
Н.А.Некрасов

29 Aug 11:10

Friedel–Crafts Alkylation of Indoles Exclusively in Water Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid Supported on a Polyacrylonitrile Fiber: A Simple “Release and Catch” Catalyst

by Xian-Lei Shi, Huikun Lin, Pengyu Li, Wenqin Zhang

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A series of ionic liquids supported on polyacrylonitrile fibers (FSILs) served as “release and catch” catalysts to mediate the Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indoles exclusively in water. Detailed characterization by elemental analysis, FTIR spectroscopy, and SEM confirmed that a significant amount of ionic liquid was immobilized on the surface layer of the fiber, and excellent results, in terms of the simple procedure, high yields (87–96 %), and superior catalytic recyclability (over 10 cycles), are reported for the metal and cosolvent-free synthesis of a wide variety of bis(indolyl)methanes at room temperature. The reason why the reaction catalyzed with FSILs only proceeded in water is explained, and a “release and catch” catalytic mechanism is proposed. Moreover, the procedures can be scaled up efficiently, and the solvent can be recovered and reused without contamination. The prominent features of the fiber catalyst are very attractive for fixed-bed reactors in the chemical industry.

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What a boomer! An ionic liquid supported on a polyacrylonitrile fiber serves as a “release and catch” catalyst to mediate the Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indoles exclusively in water. Excellent results, in terms of a simple procedure, yields (87–96 %), and catalytic recyclability (over 10 cycles), are reported for the metal and cosolvent-free catalyzed synthesis of a wide variety of bis(indolyl)methanes at room temperature.

29 Aug 11:00

Back-to-School Make Over for the Mudroom!

by Jenny at LGN
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I really wanted to finish up our mudroom space before school started this year, and we made it, just under the wire! I was really excited to get to team up with Amana again on this project. You might remember that one of the first projects we tackled in our house after moving here was paneling in the mudroom. We held off on paneling the closet walls, just because there was a lot of work to do there first.

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This was my rough plan for each of the cubby nooks:

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I really wanted the nooks to be flush on the sides and tops, and I wanted to add some benches. So last month, I hired my handyman to come in and prep the closet spaces and then Kate and I installed and painted the paneling, just like in this tutorial. It's really not hard to do, it's just a little time-consuming.

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The basic idea is we used inexpensive sheets of hardboard cut down at the hardware store to make shiplapping on the walls. The paint color is Benjamin Moore's Day's End in a flat finish.


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I wanted the girls to each have a nook space of their own, complete with a bench and a high shelf for paperwork storage.

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To help keep the floors in my house clean and to make it easier for the kids to get ready for school, we made separate nooks for jute shoe baskets. One is for casual shoes and the other is for dress shoes! It was a little tricky to find baskets that fit the nooks just right. These two were contenders from Homegoods, but the sizing was a little off and they were pricey (not to mention, I would have had to drive all around Phoenix to find six matching baskets).

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And then I totally hit the jackpot at World Market with these Jessica baskets. They were 50% off, which made them only $12.50 each! They're made of really thick jute and so far they're holding up beautifully!

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For the bench tops, I made a bench cushion using upholstery foam that I cut to fit the nooks. I made the fabric with drop clothes and fabric dye before sewing them into box cushions. My girls helped me with parts of the fabric painting, which made them so proud! They love getting to display their work in each of their cubbies!

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The hooks ended up being a bit different from what I had initially envisioned (with a vertical row of hooks), but I'm so happy with these. I spray painted simple hooks from Target a bright acid yellow, which I think really pops against the navy paneling, and epoxied wooden craft balls to the ends to give each of the hooks a sort of Eames feel. 

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I think the more hooks in a utility space, the better! The original vertical hanging idea would have been awkward anyway - things would have been stacked on top of each other. We keep all sorts of things on these hooks, from the obvious, like backpacks and lunch bags, down to swim goggles and binoculars! :) These hooks are doing wonders for my sanity - it's so easy for the kids to hang up their stuff now.

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On the top shelf of each nook, I added labeled storage boxes that say either Artwork or School Work. My girls come home from school with adorable projects and work all year long and I love the idea of having an easily accessible place to store the most special of these keepsakes!

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At the back of each nook, we installed a magnetic chalkboard for tacking up notes and writing messages! I made my own white chalkboard paint with latex paint and non-sanded grout and painted it on to a sheet of galvanized metal from the hardware store. We glued these sheets up to the drywall and paneled around them. It is wonderful for the girls to have a spot to leave each other and themselves messages every day! 

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I dressed up super simple ceramic magnet circles and dollar store alphabet letter magnets by spray painting them all with gold spray paint! Making them all a uniform color makes them feel special and less cheesy. The little cupcakes are containers filled with chalk for the girls. We epoxied magnets to the cupcakes so they can stay up on the chalkboards.

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Across from our cubby nooks, we made our after-school-snack pantry extra pretty by painting it a bright, poppy red. Inside we have snacks for my kids (and any of the neighborhood kids that stop by!), including fruit leather and granola bars, and snack-sized microwave popcorn (my girls favorite!). We actually keep our Amana microwave in this pantry, which makes popcorn an even easier snack!

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I'm so happy with our (finally finished!) mudroom. It has made the back-to-school transition so easy and organized. I'd love to hear what things you're doing to help make back-to-school easier on you and your kids!

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This post was a collaboration with Amana, a wonderful, eco-friendly company devoted to making life easier on families, one appliance at a time! :)
29 Aug 07:41

Bad Machinery for August 29th 2014

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The Case Of The Modern Men is over! Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it. If you feel like you missed something, or just want to read it as nature intended, go back to the start and read it in its entirety. Bad Machinery will return with a new case in late 2014/early 2015.

29 Aug 07:26

Pizza de queijo


Inspirado numa história que ouvi o Júnior (Sandy Jr.) contando em algum programa uma vez.
01 Sep 01:00

You Can Stream a Crazy Amount of Good Kung Fu on Netflix Right Now

by Darren Orf

You Can Stream a Crazy Amount of Good Kung Fu on Netflix Right Now

Netflix has a lot of kung fu, and almost all of it is great. I say almost because some of it is very terrible, such as Protector 2. Recently added to Netflix's roster and starring Muay Thai superstar Tony Jaa, the Protector 2 is the culmination of terrible CGI choices and a half-assed plot. Luckily, Netflix has much better to choose from.

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31 Aug 23:54

→ …to go work for Apple

Now that’s interesting.

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31 Aug 23:34

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31 Aug 23:01

Samsung has a soundbar that matches your curved TV

by Jon Fingas
Let's say you bought a pricey curved TV, only to remember that your existing soundbar is (gasp!) flat. Will you have to live with that geometry mismatch for the life of your set? Not if Samsung has its way. It just unveiled the Curved Soundbar, which...
31 Aug 22:20

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Next New 3DS

by Mike Fahey

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Next New 3DS

Nintendo recently announced a new model of their 3DS handheld, packed with more power and cool new features. Neat, but that was Friday and we're bored now. What's the next next 3DS going to look like? To the Photoshop mobile!

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31 Aug 19:29

Вопрос знатокам противопожарной защиты

by tema@tema.ru
В одном московском кабаке такой потолок - деревянное перекритые, открытая плетенка без штукатурки и свитающие с этого потолка матерчатые скрученные простыни и веревки.

Еще в этом заведении открытый огонь от свечей в пятисвечных канделябрах.

Вопрос: насколько легко все это сгорит к хуям? И сколько нужно заплатитт пожарным, чтобы они это приняли?



31 Aug 19:00

Notable PDF Edits PDFs From Within Chrome

by Dave Greenbaum

Notable PDF Edits PDFs From Within Chrome

Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a great add-on for Chromebooks.

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31 Aug 18:00

sofapizza: your sheep looks concerned



sofapizza:

your sheep looks concerned

31 Aug 17:08

Watch Footage of Katy Perry When She Was a 16-Year-Old Christian Singer-Songwriter

by E. Alex Jung

Katy Perry wasn't always a walking neon dreamsicle, giving serious side eye with her new bestie Sam Smith and wearing all-denim homages to 2001-era Britney Spears at the VMAs. In 2001, she was a 16-year-old Christian singer-songwriter who was repeating the ninth grade for the second time, and she wore un-ironic denim jackets. Videographer Jim Standridge discovered footage he shot of Perry during her first tour in 2001, when she was doing a show in Portland, Oregon to celebrate signing with Red Hill Records, with whom she would release her first album, Katy Hudson.

Standridge put it together a 13-minute clip (from 90 minutes of footage), in which we see Perry practicing guitar riffs, putting her hair in pigtails, and calling herself a "pizza face." Back then, she was into Patty Griffin and Nichole Nordeman (a Christian singer-songwriter), but like the Perry we know and love, she was still into make-up. "Everyone thinks I'm a superstar, like a rock star, but that's now how I am," she said. "I'm just some little kid from California who plays the guitar and sings." My my, how they grow.

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