sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

Julian Melchiorri’s terraforming protocols
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sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

Julian Melchiorri’s terraforming protocols
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sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

Julian Melchiorri’s terraforming protocols

A closer look at MIT’s next-gen spacesuits

When on Mars, jump, don’t run. That’s one of the many findings Dava Newman, aerospace engineer and spacesuit designer at MIT, has learned from her research on human performance in space. “On Earth, if you run, you get there faster but you use more energy,” says Newman. “In the Martian environment, a loping locomotion is faster and uses less energy.” 
Her response to the rigid and cumbersome traditional version [of space suits] is the BioSuit (shown here), an outfit designed as a second skin. It uses nickel titanium shape-memory alloys and applies the correct pressure to the human body (equivalent to 30 per cent of Earth’s atmosphere) — but it’s flexible enough to put on and take off in minutes. “We’ve discovered that this material is the best in terms of mimicking human performance,” says Newman.

A closer look at MIT’s next-gen spacesuits

When on Mars, jump, don’t run. That’s one of the many findings Dava Newman, aerospace engineer and spacesuit designer at MIT, has learned from her research on human performance in space. “On Earth, if you run, you get there faster but you use more energy,” says Newman. “In the Martian environment, a loping locomotion is faster and uses less energy.” 

Her response to the rigid and cumbersome traditional version [of space suits] is the BioSuit (shown here), an outfit designed as a second skin. It uses nickel titanium shape-memory alloys and applies the correct pressure to the human body (equivalent to 30 per cent of Earth’s atmosphere) — but it’s flexible enough to put on and take off in minutes. “We’ve discovered that this material is the best in terms of mimicking human performance,” says Newman.

(via roboticnetwork)

Anonymous asked:

just curious; does the homophobic agenda of urbance disturb you in the least? i've been reading up on tumblr and their kickstarter about it and the 'evil queer overseers who try to keep the good straights down' just seems like something our culture (black culture especially) is trying to get away from, not encourage.

Homophobic agenda? I find the plot premise of the show leaves much to be desired, but I don’t see enough black x black relationships (cishet, let alone queer) positively depicted in the media. Not to say that I’m prioritizing the agenda of heteronormativity, but like, for once, black people in love and not just an interracial thing because two black people involved is just too much blackness for comfort???

hoodfuturism:

So my brother futurecoolin just copped the game Destiny last week and watching him play i’ve noticed the game looks really cool.
One of the things I really like is the diversity in the game cast as well as the types of characters you can make.
The top image is the Warlock Vanguard- Ikora Rey voiced by Gina Torres btw and the other two are characters he made using their character customization feature. 
Though the customization is a bit limited at the moment it still has some really nice variations of facial features and skin tones which makes it possible to make a character that looks black. I dig that quite a bit. 
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hoodfuturism:

So my brother futurecoolin just copped the game Destiny last week and watching him play i’ve noticed the game looks really cool.
One of the things I really like is the diversity in the game cast as well as the types of characters you can make.
The top image is the Warlock Vanguard- Ikora Rey voiced by Gina Torres btw and the other two are characters he made using their character customization feature. 
Though the customization is a bit limited at the moment it still has some really nice variations of facial features and skin tones which makes it possible to make a character that looks black. I dig that quite a bit. 
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hoodfuturism:

So my brother futurecoolin just copped the game Destiny last week and watching him play i’ve noticed the game looks really cool.
One of the things I really like is the diversity in the game cast as well as the types of characters you can make.
The top image is the Warlock Vanguard- Ikora Rey voiced by Gina Torres btw and the other two are characters he made using their character customization feature. 
Though the customization is a bit limited at the moment it still has some really nice variations of facial features and skin tones which makes it possible to make a character that looks black. I dig that quite a bit. 
Zoom Info

hoodfuturism:

So my brother futurecoolin just copped the game Destiny last week and watching him play i’ve noticed the game looks really cool.

One of the things I really like is the diversity in the game cast as well as the types of characters you can make.

The top image is the Warlock Vanguard- Ikora Rey voiced by Gina Torres btw and the other two are characters he made using their character customization feature. 

Though the customization is a bit limited at the moment it still has some really nice variations of facial features and skin tones which makes it possible to make a character that looks black. I dig that quite a bit.