old age linked to simulated city

#tumblrcode doesn’t seem like a good idea for me but only because I’d rather be perched on a dried out tree root watching everything hundreds of feet below me and gathering moisture from the thin and rocky soil

My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and remember to like, comment and subscribe if you’d like to see more works like these!

theenergyissue:

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

It’s kind of disappointing to me that the algal hydrogen thing never took off considering you can do it in a bedroom closet with hardware store equipment but this is cool too

That’s just a live feed of my mind’s eye right before I go to sleep

oh my god

The creation of a basic unit of life is the most pressing ethical concern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_universal_ancestor

I’m going to listen to that Tuvan throat singing compilation and read this until I can force my spirit back into my body

I’m just going through this album anyway this one is an industrial mix

architectureofdoom:

Belgrade housing