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webofgoodnews:

Why Wait for Rain? Balloon Harvests Water from Clouds
As fresh water disappears from the ground, a group of Russian inventors is looking up, to the clouds, that is. A new crowdfunded project called Cloud Power aims to extract water from clouds and pipe it to earth, where it could be used to generate hydroelectric power and provide fresh drinking water for people in isolated areas. The system, currently in prototype phase, can collect about five liters of water per hour — but developers hope to ramp up that number with a larger scale project.
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interesting. five liters per hour’s not bad for a prototype, either.

jumpingjacktrash:

webofgoodnews:

Why Wait for Rain? Balloon Harvests Water from Clouds

As fresh water disappears from the ground, a group of Russian inventors is looking up, to the clouds, that is. A new crowdfunded project called Cloud Power aims to extract water from clouds and pipe it to earth, where it could be used to generate hydroelectric power and provide fresh drinking water for people in isolated areas. The system, currently in prototype phase, can collect about five liters of water per hour — but developers hope to ramp up that number with a larger scale project.

Read more

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interesting. five liters per hour’s not bad for a prototype, either.

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sixpenceee:

A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from.

The water is hidden inside a blue rock that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core.

Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck planets, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the ocean oozed out of Earth’s interior layer.

SOURCE

OH MY GODDDDDDD -NERDS OUT-

That’s where the lizard people live

Watch

mind blown

WHAT THE FUCK

I just wanna point something out.

You know how you always see those pictures of the strange types of fish that live in the deep, deep sea?

like this one

or this one

and this one

If any and if possible imagine what the fish look like in the DEEP, DEEP sea. 

I’m smelling a million dollar creepy story. 

That smells awful… fishy

it begins 

Ahhhh so scary !!

I’m going to argue against drilling to find this ocean, to be honest.

Some things shouldn’t be tampered with.

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micdotcom:

Whoa, scientists have finally uncovered the identity of Jack the Ripper 

I don’t normally reblog things, but this is simply too interesting to not make a note of! Read more at the Independent or the Mirror

This is so misleading that it is frankly a lie.

First of all, “Scientists” haven’t solved anything except determined the results of a DNA test—matching a still-living descendent of the sister of a mental patient with a 126-year-old semen stain on the shawl of a single woman thought to be killed by the Ripper.

  • The idea that they could have a “100% match” is highly tenuous at best; siblingship is a tricky thing to discover through DNA to begin with, and vastly more so when you take into account that they’re testing the descendent of a sibling. There’s a reason that whenever possible, geneticists prefer to test a parent as well as a sibling, given how many DNA loci are recombined to form a sibling’s DNA. They also “matched” the shawl’s owner’s bloodstain to her “three-times great-granddaughter,” proving again a “100% match.” 
  • The DNA evidence has not been independently verified by any authorities.
  • The shawl itself, the one and only piece of physical evidence, has not been independently verified. It “is thought” to have been part of the case.
  • The lead detective on the case is not a detective. He is a self-proclaimed “armchair detective” and history nut. 
  • He is selling a book about this. It doesn’t take an “armchair detective” to realize that a book about looking for Jack the Ripper’s identity is not going to turn a profit without showing “conclusive proof” that they’ve found the killer. 
  • His only other proof is the fact that Kosminski was recorded as a suspect in the 1800s by the police, who were notedly anti-Semetic (Kosminski was a Polish Jew). 
  • This “study,” if it can even be called that when the information was clearly biased, was reported in the Daily Mail and the Mirror, not exactly shining bastions of journalism. Look for it to be discredited very soon. I’m betting Cracked’s “B.S. News Stories that Fooled Your Facebook Friends” gets there within a week.
  • The apparently brilliant scientist that has pioneered this new DNA matching technology, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, is hardly a standout in his field. He is not decorated, has received no awards or fellowships that I’ve been able to find, and is a professor at a college that has turned out only one notable alumnus in the scientific field, ever (and she is an astrophysicist). 
  • Even if the shawl and its two spots of purported DNA were not obviously of over-inflated importance (and if they could be verified), that is far from saying the mystery of Jack the Ripper is solved. All that would be in today’s courtroom is a single piece of circumstantial evidence for ONE of five serial murders.

IN SUMMATION.

  1. The newspaper that reported this is a tabloid.
  2. The “detective” is an amateur with a book to sell.
  3. The “scientist” is a lecturer at a new university in England that focuses on sports.
  4. The “evidence” is over-hyped and far from conclusive.
  5. The “evidence” only points to Kosminski for ONE murder out of five.

This is not research. This is sensationalism. The mystery of Jack the Ripper is far from solved.

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Vlekkie
AppaloosaxFjord

This young horse was a bit shy on the beach and kept trying to hide behind his owner, but in between those moments he showed his beautiful spotted coat to us. Vlekkie is the product of an appaloosa and Fjord mix, but he turned out beautifully! I love spots and Vlekkie has plenty. His name is Dutch and means little smudge or speck in English, which obviously suits him well. 
Shot in Groote Keeten, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

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