lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community

New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.

Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.

She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

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notoveraninepointeight:

DFTBApologetic
Canadian nerdfighters, eh?
(Just in time for Canada Day too)
Available on all kinds of cool stuff on Redbubble (x)
Here’s how it looks on a shirt, for instance

notoveraninepointeight:

DFTBApologetic

Canadian nerdfighters, eh?

(Just in time for Canada Day too)

Available on all kinds of cool stuff on Redbubble (x)

Here’s how it looks on a shirt, for instance

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sixpenceee:

A phone case that looks like a gigantic isopod. I have no words.

Oh my god

For teratocybernetics

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ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

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when people keep talking and you just wanna

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thefourteenthdoctor:

30 Days of Doctor Who Challenge

Day eleven: Name a who-ism you use irl!

It’s actually hand motions. I find myself especially when explaining things using my hands to help. I blame Matt Smith. Ha. Number Eleven for day eleven. 

thefourteenthdoctor:

30 Days of Doctor Who Challenge

Day eleven: Name a who-ism you use irl!

It’s actually hand motions. I find myself especially when explaining things using my hands to help. I blame Matt Smith. Ha. Number Eleven for day eleven. 

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camptokar:

Firefly - Written by Doug McKeon

camptokar:

Firefly - Written by Doug McKeon

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