Feel free to ask legitly anything, though, doesn’t have to be TMI at all. Or it totally can be. I don’t care.
Apartment hunting went SO MUCH BETTER this time. The first place we saw today was nice, besides the carpets being really stained, but they said they’d clean or replace them before I moved in…..only there were 4 people with applications in line ahead of me OTL Second place the lady showed me 5 apartments between 3 buildings and she makes a point to show only apartments that there are NO CURRENT APPLICANTS FOR, which thank fuck. So there was a vaulted ceiling, second story with a little balcony, big closets, all utilities except electric, cute neighborhood, cute building, on a bike trail that goes to the grocery store and I think even goes right near my work, right near the bus that goes to work/into town/the mall, right near a slammin’ little diner, in my price range…UGH IT’S SO PERFECT. Except for the weird little angled counter island that juts out into the living room space, but hey, with the rest I can handle that. I just sent in my application and provided everything checks out, I can move in Friday @U@ Also, for new people they give you 1/2 off your first month’s rent and the security deposit is only half a month’s rent. Everywhere else it was full month’s rent for rent and full month’s rent for security deposit. I’M SO EXCITED GUYS, I HOPE I GET IT SO BAD KJFHEWUIHFUIWEH They just might make me have a co-signer because I’ve never rented before, which is no big deal. And then we went to the third place to see a loft and we walked in and they told us they’d just signed it this morning so….the one looks like it might be meant to be @U@
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Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation spacesuit that acts practically as a second skin, and could revolutionize the way future astronauts travel into space. (Photo : Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)
Astronauts are used to climbing into conventional bulky, gas-pressurized spacesuits, but this new design could allow them to travel in style. Soon they may don a lightweight, skintight and stretchy garment lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. Essentially the new suit acts like a giant piece of shrink-wrap, in which the coils contract and tighten when plugged into a power supply, thereby creating a “second skin.”
"With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure,] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space," lead researcher Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, said in astatement.
"We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical counterpressure - applying the pressure directly to the skin, thus avoiding the gas pressure altogether. We combine passive elastics with active materials. … Ultimately, the big advantage is mobility, and a very lightweight suit for planetary exploration."
Newman, who has worked for the past decade on a design for the next-generation spacesuit, describes the new garment in detail in the journal IEEE/ASME: Transactions on Mechatronics.
The MIT BioSuit’s coils, which are a main feature of the outfit, are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA). At a certain temperature, the material can “remember” and spring back to its engineered shape after being bent or misshapen.
Skintight suits are not a novel idea, but in the past scientists have always struggled with the question: how do you get in and out of a suit that is so tight? That’s where the SMAs come in, allowing the suit to contract only when heated, and subsequently stretched back to a looser shape when cooled.
Though the lightweight suit may not seem at first like it can withstand the harsh environment that is outer space, Newman and [her] colleagues are sure that the BioSuit would not only give astronauts much more freedom during planetary exploration, but it would also fully support these space explorers.
Newman and [her] team are not only working on how to keep the suit tight for long periods of time, but also believe their design could be applied to other attires, such as athletic wear or military uniforms.
"An integrated suit is exciting to think about to enhance human performance," Newman added. "We’re trying to keep our astronauts alive, safe, and mobile, but these designs are not just for use in space."
Scuse you, Dava Newman is a FEMALE professor at MIT.
(fyi, I passed out in a vacuum chamber wearing an earlier version of this suit. =D)
Agree with all above tags but that aside THIS. IS. SO. COOL.
(AND SO ARE YOU tehnakki wowwww)
I am simultaneously thrilled by the awesomeness of the science and cracking up because the Incredibly Unrealistic Figure-Hugging Space-Suits of early sci-fi art have become suddenly possible.
lmao my immiediate reaction was that eschergirls needs to see this because you KNOW the comic artists are gonna have a field day
…As a comic artist who is planning a futuristic space webcomic…THIS IS WILDLy IMPORTANT TO YM INTERESTS.
Polycoria - a medical condition of having multiple pupils in one eye.
"Frozen is a Disney classic"
I can actually agree with this, b/c it did get really old really fast.
Especially when you work in retail and people are asking about Frozen merch constantly, and Anna and Elsa’s faces are plastered on fucking EVERYTHING from t-shirts to placemats to wall canvases to towels.
Also, if i hear one more guest sing ‘Let it Go’ while in the store, i am going to punch a baby.
what is this magic?!
This magic is a Turkish technique called Ebru. It uses dyes, paints, or pigments to draw on water, the finished image is then transferred to paper or fabric by laying it over the image.
Also, watch more here. And credit the artist: Garip Ay
This is also how one makes those marbled endsheets for books!
A bored salmon nigiri mermaid on a bed of rice. She might get eaten, but she’s too busy tumbling on her shellphone to care :P
My illustration is available on a shirt or poster at Look Human
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this is so important