Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

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Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

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# ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

As we all virally seem to decide to dump buckets of iced water on our bodies and SOME donate money to “help” the foundation:

~ Only 27% of these millions of dollars raised is actually going to research
~ At least 10 members of the “Board of Directors” of this foundation are receiving from $110,000 to over $300,000 as a salary based on these donations
~ Hundreds of millions of people have no access to clean water and are dying from diseases related to this situation around the world

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Meanwhile:
~ The conversation related to the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson based on racist action is heavily silenced and placed in an unimportant chamber of secrets while people such as the members of the We Support Officer Darren Wilson group and other racist associations continue to spread their hate and spend their money against:
~ People of color and other non-white non-cisgendered-male peoples WHO continue to experience oppression on a daily basis and
~ The information/causes that go viral seem to be the ones that are profiteering from your innocence and good will but
~ Nobody seems to care?
~ Or do you?

It’s great that we are now (ethnocentrically) more aware when it comes to ALS and seem to share the incentive to find a cure for it or a way to treat it somehow (even though the ALS Foundation board of directors seem to have different priorities in mind). It just drives me a little crazy when I see so many videos of people in their beautiful backyards dumping water on their heads and simply giving zero fucks about those who suffer from the realities of this system when it comes to oppression and resource disparity.

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WHO DO WE TRUST when it comes to donating money for a cause when there’s a bunch of wealthy blokes using a good chunk of that to treat themselves to resort and spas in exotic islands while further exploiting people who truly need help in this world?

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I am very glad that this awareness and information is being exposed, but I think we can stop dumping ice buckets on our heads now and think about some of these perspectives. Perhaps we should find less wasteful ways to raise awareness/issues without forgetting about all the people in this world who are struggling to survive.

Nobody seems to bother to mention the number of studies that link ALS to the consumption and exposure of pesticides or the relation of nutritional prevention while Monsanto and these gangs of people continue to make you think that it’s okay for us to be sabotaging the laws of nature and increasing our risk of cancer and heart diseases, besides the risk for ALS.

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