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Jul 25, 2014 / 29 notes

wildcat2030:

DrinkPure water filter shows promise for worldwide use
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It’s no secret that hundreds of millions of people around the world have little or no access to drinkable water. While a number of projects are aimed at getting filtration systems to those people, many of those systems require electricity, contain costly materials such as silver, or treat the water at a slow rate. The low-cost DrinkPure filter, by contrast, is simply screwed onto the top of an existing bottle, and can purify approximately one liter (34 fl oz) of water per minute. DrinkPure was conceived by Jeremy Nussbaumer, a student at the ETH Zurich research institute. Working with a team led by ETH’s Wendelin Stark, he’s created a prototype which weighs just 100 grams (3.5 oz) and that can reportedly meet the hydration needs of one person for up to a year, before needing its filtration media replaced. Users simply fill a regular plastic bottle with untreated water, screw the filter onto the neck of that bottle, and then squeeze the bottle to force the water through. Filtration is carried out via a three-step process. A pre-filter starts by capturing large particles such as sand and plant matter. The water then passes through a layer of activated charcoal, that helps remove odors and chemical contaminants. Finally, a proprietary polymer membrane removes bacteria. This polymer was previously developed by two other students, and contains tiny pores that allow water molecules to pass through, while blocking the passage of microbes. Additionally, the filter as a whole is said to be less expensive and easier to manufacture than most conventional filters. While commercial availability of DrinkPure for people such as hikers is a possibility down the road, Nussbaumer first and foremost wants to see it used in humanitarian aid. To that end, he has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign, to fund field testing of the device in Africa. A pledge of US$89 will get you a filter of your own, assuming the funding goal is met. (via DrinkPure water filter shows promise for worldwide use)

smartgirlsattheparty:

thedemsocialist:

Any questions?

Woah.
Jul 25, 2014 / 3,044 notes
The dark ate at you. And the fear
Of being crushed. ‘A huge dark machine’
‘The grinding indifferent
Millstone of circumstance’.
Ted Hughes, “The Machine” excerpt from the collection Birthday Letters written to his late wife Sylvia Plath (via interbellums)

(via interbellums)

Jul 25, 2014 / 66 notes
comicsalliance:

ANGELA STARS IN NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM GILLEN, BENNETT, JIMINEZ AND HANS
By Andrew Wheeler
Asgard already boasts an unlikely agent in the form of young trickster god Loki. Now it has an unlikely assassin as well, as Loki’s sis from another exis(tence), Angela, gets her own solo title this November, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin.
The new series by writers Kieron Gillen and Margeurite Bennett and artists Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans was announced at the Avengers NOW panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday — the same panel where Al Ewing and Luke Ross’s Captain America And The Mighty Avengers was unveiled.
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Jul 25, 2014 / 32 notes

comicsalliance:

ANGELA STARS IN NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM GILLEN, BENNETT, JIMINEZ AND HANS

By Andrew Wheeler

Asgard already boasts an unlikely agent in the form of young trickster god Loki. Now it has an unlikely assassin as well, as Loki’s sis from another exis(tence), Angela, gets her own solo title this November, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin.

The new series by writers Kieron Gillen and Margeurite Bennett and artists Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans was announced at the Avengers NOW panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday — the same panel where Al Ewing and Luke Ross’s Captain America And The Mighty Avengers was unveiled.

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Jul 25, 2014 / 55 notes

thisisnotlatino:

Sometimes I question why people hate the NYPD. And then I remember that my dad has a metal plate in his head because when he was 19 the police beat him… but you know that was over 20 years ago so I like to assume that people change.

… Then things like yesterday happen where my bf was arrested, forced into a police car, taken to a station for “questioning”, not given the ability to get in concact with his family and held for over 2 days all because he was “engaging in suspicious activity”.

And what was this activity you might ask? Well he was walking to the New York Presbyterian hospital to get a check up on his scoliosis.

So dangerous.

-m

Jul 25, 2014 / 14 notes

la-negra-barbuda:

i was just watching paranormal activity: the marked ones. i found myself saying on more than one occasion, “no poc would do that.” sure, the characters were latinx living in a latinx community, but if this was real life, they would not be doing half the shit that happened in that movie. you hear some shit in a dark basement with a hidden door under a carpet at night, you gonna put a table over that shit til daylight, not try to figure it out.

that’s how we know who wrote that shit.

Jul 25, 2014 / 2 notes

Second Amendment

alex-d-araiza-writer:

You want the right
for an excuse
to claim the heavenly power
of taking 

you want the right
to see someone down
across your feet
and know
that you’ve done
unquestionable good

for is it not written
somewhere
that you have
every right to
this 

let me sacrifice
all the children
all the women
all who will never
get their own
cup runneth
of justice

so I can have a chance
to be the hero

for, oh, god,
HE has granted me
the power
of death to wield in my hand


I hope it misfires
into your foot


Killed it at the interview!
#selfie
Jul 25, 2014 / 6 notes

Killed it at the interview!
#selfie

Jul 25, 2014 / 319 notes

fer1972:

Pencil, Ink and Gouache on Paper by Moises Mahiques

tylerknott:

All alone now and all lost In the bluest part of night I am begging my branches To keep fighting for the light.
I see the storm advancing I stand away from the rest I once was the tree the birds Would call Home to hold their nests.
All lost now and all alone Growing brave into the sky Pretending the sounds of saws Will always just pass me by.
-Tyler Knott Gregson-
Jul 25, 2014 / 303 notes

tylerknott:

All alone now and all lost
In the bluest part of night
I am begging my branches
To keep fighting for the light.

I see the storm advancing
I stand away from the rest
I once was the tree the birds
Would call Home to hold their nests.

All lost now and all alone
Growing brave into the sky
Pretending the sounds of saws
Will always just pass me by.

-Tyler Knott Gregson-