tinyhousedarling

smallandtinyhomeideas:

fndhs:

The past few weeks, we have processed SO MUCH pallet wood to use for exterior cladding. It will cover three sides of the house, while the fourth is clad in propanel material carried over from the roof. To get enough wood, we probably cut apart around 90 pallets total (thank god for that Ace Hardware with the mountain of broken pallets in the back!). And as if that’s not enough cutting, we then had to true the edges, so the processing time was lengthy. BUT this material is free and abundant, so we pushed through. Installation has been pretty straightforward, and we are really happy with how it’s turning out. Texture, color, depth — just as we expected!

We have been following this story since day one. Seriously fangirling here.👏👏👏

laboratoryequipment
laboratoryequipment:

Drones Banned Over Appalachian TrailThe National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. The Park Service says drones could affect resources and visitors in ways it has yet to analyze so more study is needed.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/drones-banned-over-appalachian-trail

laboratoryequipment:

Drones Banned Over Appalachian Trail

The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. The Park Service says drones could affect resources and visitors in ways it has yet to analyze so more study is needed.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/drones-banned-over-appalachian-trail

theenergyissue

theenergyissue:

The Future of Batteries? Scientists Discover Bacteria that Live on Electricity

Bacteria have been discovered that feed on a variety of bizarre sources, including hydrocarbons from oil spills. But the latest finding—bacteria that eat and breathe pure energy in the form of electrons—is particularly strange and exciting. Two types of the “electric bacteria,” Shewanella and Geobacter, have already been identified, and scientists say they are surprisingly common. Though all life is based on the flow of electrons, other organisms must consume electron-rich sugars and breath electron-depleted oxygen to produce this exchange. These bacteria, however, harvest electrons directly from rocks and metals, cutting out the sugar and oxygen middlemen. Scientists believe we can use the bacteria to help clean up sewage and contaminated water. One type of “electric bacteria” (seen in the animation above) even has filaments that can carry the electric charge, similar to how a charge is carried by a wire. In other words, a “live wire” could be created to conduct electrons across a distance by linking up the bacteria. The discovery raises the hope that we might one day derive our energy through a symbiotic relationship with nature rather than an extractive one.