New streetlamps could improve your view of the stars.
A new paper published in the journal Optics Express describes a system for focusing light from streetlamps directly on the area required, with almost no light leakage horizontally or vertically. Conventional street lamps scatter up to 20% of their energy away from where it is required, not only wasting power but also leading to light pollution which obscures your view of the night sky.
The proposed LED lamp uses a lens to limit where the light is projected, with a reflecting cavity to recyle light that would otherwise be wasted. The team thinks the system would use between 10 to 50% less power to illuminate a section of road than current LED streetlamps, which are already more efficient than regular lamps.
A prototype is being developed and is hoped to be completed this October.
This sounds awesome.
im Sorry but you two cant get the marriage. the bible said Adam and Eve not matthew and ashley. come back when youve legally changed your names
So I started running a couple weeks ago (I just started week 3 today. yay!) and while I’m not that awesome, like I’m only up to running for 5 min consecutively before taking a 1 min walking break, and I run really slow, it’s progress. I’m really happy with where I am and that I’ve stuck to the training program I picked out to build up to running for a half hour straight. Anyway, so today I had bumped up from 4 min to 5 and it was super hot and at one point I was like “I can’t do this, this is too much.” and i just really wanted someone who happened to be walking by to be like “Go you for running! Yeah girl!” or something.
So a few minutes later, I only have like 5 minutes of running left at this point, and I’m going super slow, and I pass this older woman (like 50 maybe, I suck at age guessing) walking her dog. We may eye contact, smile awkwardly, and she says “Bless you. I can barely walk in this heat.” and so I mutter “Thanks” and keep running. But that woman will never know how much that meant to me. Because it shows someone understands how hard running is for me, I love it, but it’s rough and I’m really not in shape at all. My cardio sucks, and my leg muscles are really weak. So I always get cramps and super tired legs every time I run, but I still love it. I really do. It’s just sooo hard sometimes, to keep pushing and going as far as I can.
I’m an intellectual, I push my brain, not my body. And I have trouble not giving up and saying “this is too hard.” And every time I tell people I’ve started running they ask “How far did you go?” and I have no idea. For me, it’s not about speed or distance, that’ll be my goal later; it’s about running. About doing something that pushes myself in a different way and makes me feel good. So I don’t hear “Great job! Keep up the good work.” from anyone about my running. But this one woman, who I’ve never seen before, and might not ever again, with her two words of “Bless you” made my day. Because she saw how hard it was for me, how I was pushing myself, and congratulated me on accomplishing my small goal. So thank you, kind woman. I hope I see you again and can thank you properly.
Street Faces by Aurélien Fontanet
When you laugh, the world laughs with you. Often times literally with creepy faces that appear to be built in to the surrounding sidewalks, walls, and devices. Quietly they watch, judging… contemplating some secret fate that is yet to befall you and fostering a perverse pleasure in not being able to warn you (they are inanimate objects after all, they can’t talk, you know. You’re probably just imagining things anyways).
I legit spend a disproportionate amount of my life looking for/at faces in things.
Men Experiencing Labor Pains
With their wives supporting them.
HAHAHHAHAHA TOO GOOD
I bet a kick in the balls would feel real good right about then.
“Men can handle anything”
“Women exaggerate everything”
And then they realized just how wrong they were