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Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

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This is amazing, can this be a thing now please!

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sweet-bitsy:

airbenderedacted:

mspgay:

mip mip mip mip

omg

I NEED FOUR HOURS OF THIS NOT FOUR SECONDS

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twilightprincess182:

i feel safe knowin members like this are workin in the FBI

This makes me far too happy

twilightprincess182:

i feel safe knowin members like this are workin in the FBI

This makes me far too happy

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euphoricspirit:

Surround yourself with nature, and it will twine through your soul, it will warm your heart, it will make you happy.

euphoricspirit:

Surround yourself with nature, and it will twine through your soul, it will warm your heart, it will make you happy.

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geekmythology:

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.

As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.

Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation Official Announcement Gameplay Trailer —“Transmission” (by xbox)

Looks exciting, although the last Alien game had some great trailers and was poop on release.

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seekingwhomhemaydevour:

A 1982 metro bus converted into a three bedroom traveling home in Brighton.

Hahaha of course it’s in Brighton. This is beautiful, I would love one.

Man, I want this so much!

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