Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

One of the challenges to long distance space travel is being able to manufacture things along the way. Having to escape the Earth’s gravity is a challenge. Granted, it is improving with a competitive new space race but it still costs anywhere from 11.2 to 34.5 dollars per ton to launch a rocket.

While there is an abundance of solar energy available in space, plants are the most efficient harvesters of sunlight. It makes sense to mimic them for both energy and manufacturing. While the journal article is paywalled, Science Daily reports that this new process uses new materials called luminescent solar concentrators. These LSCs mimic what a leaf already does. It is reported that, even on a cloudy day, the process is 40% more productive than processes without using LSC.

Human Pot Pie

Human Pot Pie

I saw this posted to Gizmodo. The poster was asking if it is funny or gross. Personally, I think it is just rather silly. What do you think?

Human Pot Pie

TV News Bloopers of 2016

TV Bloopers of 2016

To close out this year, take a moment to check our some news blooper.

TV News Bloopers

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

One of my favorite podcasts is Science Friday. Check out the 360 degree virtual geology field trip. This educational tool is the work of Ryan Hollister. Ryan has a masters in geoscience and is dedicated to education. You can find out more about what he does at The Wild Link Club and his photo journals from the educational trips. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Actors and Actresses with Serious Martial Arts Skills

Actors and Actresses with Serious Martial Arts Skills

Some actors and actresses learn martial arts because of a role. David Carradine had zero martial arts training before Kung Fu.

Other actresses and actors have had some serious skills all of their lives. You may be surprised by some of the people in this video.

Serious Martial Skills

Lumpy’s Links for 2016-12-30

Lumpy’s Links for 2016-12-30

The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):

  • Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
  • Useful – Software, references, lists, etc.,
  • Music – Music, music tech, music videos and album releases
  • Photos – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

Extra stuff is tossed into the Leftovers

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Human Flying Drone

Human Flying Drone

This home-made drone is really powerful. Complete with Christmas lights and a skiing Santa, not only does it pull the skier but is able to lift him.

Human Flying Home-Made Drone