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Reblogged from vines-along-the-wall  204 notes

vines-along-the-wall:

Have some faith.
Don’t you know that this is not a race,
and we are not contenders, now?
So ask questions like,
"which truth is the truth with which I chose to define myself
and bare all my insecurities?”

These cobbled streets and stone walls can’t contain us.

This knot in my stomach
is the result of all I envy,
and the route to my redemption.
It reminds me that I am a mess of bone and tissue,
and a slave to my own ambitions.

We can only be ignored for so long.

So lets get back on that horse, take the road less traveled and get away from this town of claustrophobic creativity. Let’s start afresh, leave the embers of this burnt out city to settle on the stunted seeds in which it has poured its misplaced trust.

Lets see from a different perspective the sun, the sky, the moon, the stars, the sea, sand, trees, clouds, train lines, road signs, motorways and slip roads, postcards, dreamy days, winters end and spring beginnings, window seats, cats eyes caught in corner glances,late night adventures, firesides and the dirt grey contrast of the high rise with lights calling us home; an orange glow snaking its path across green fields, towns and cities. Drawing lines across maps to open up new sights, sounds, and the infinite possibility of the horizon.

  • Track: It's Not True Rufus, Don't Listen To The Hat
  • Artist: This Town Needs Guns
  • Album: This Town Needs Guns CD
  • Plays: 837
Reblogged from wildcat2030  75 notes

Man-made ‘breathing’ leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel - CNET

wildcat2030:

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An artificial leaf converts water and light to oxygen, and that’s good news for road-tripping to places beyond Earth.

One of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration is that pesky lack of oxygen throughout much of the universe. Here on Earth, trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2.

So what if we could take those biological oxygen factories into space with us, but without all the land, sun, water, soil, and gravity that forests tend to require? This is the point where NASA and Elon Musk should probably start paying attention.

Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri has created the first man-made, biologically functional leaf that takes in carbon dioxide, water, and light and releases oxygen. The leaf consists of chloroplasts — the part of a plant cell where photosynthesis happens — suspended in body made of silk protein.

"This material has an amazing property of stabilizing (the chloroplast) organelles," Melchiorri says in the video below. "As an outcome I have the first photosynthetic material that is living and breathing as a leaf does."

In addition to its potential value to space travel, Melchiorri also imagines the technology literally providing a breath of fresh air to indoor and outdoor spaces here on Earth. The facades of buildings and lampshades could be made to exhale fresh air with just a thin coating of the leaf material.

But perhaps best of all, a man-made breathing leaf could be the key to not just space travel but space colonization. No need to figure out how to till that dry, red Martian dirt to get some nice leafy trees to grow; we could just slap them on the inside of the colony’s dome and puff away.


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