when lorde said "all of our heroes fading now I can't stand to be alone" in melodrama and when she said "now I'm alone on a windswept island caught in the complex divorce of the seasons" in solar power
Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia -- the second most-produced chemical in the world -- but also achieves a solar-to-fuel efficiency that is 10 times better than any other comparable technology.
Their findings are published in Energy & Environmental Science.
"This technology and our method have great potential for allowing on-demand synthesis of fertilizers and could have an immense impact on the agricultural and energy sectors in developed and developing countries, and on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels," said lead researcher Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the UIC College of Engineering.
Ammonia, a combination of one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms, is a key compound of fertilizers and many manufactured products, like plastics and pharmaceuticals. Current methods to make ammonia from nitrogen require enormous amounts of heat, generated by burning fossil fuels, to break the strong bonds between nitrogen atoms so they can bind to hydrogen. This century-old process produces a substantial fraction of global greenhouse gas emissions, which are a driving force of climate change.
Ask not what you can do for your fandom but what your fandom can do for you. So what’s good in the world of music-themed art this month? Well, you’ve got vintage vibes, Lorde lyrics, and some love for Louis Tomlinson.
@eisenbernard mashes high and low brow together, resulting in classic book covers of Madonna songs or this delightfully bourgeois ensemble. Think of it as Fearless (Vittorio’s version):
@albums-big-in-japan celebrates the aesthetics of yesteryear in Japanese releases of popular music from the West, resulting in an impressive archive of questionable hair and outfit choices. Not so Stevie Wonder, who apparently just came off the USS Enterprise looking like the king that he is:
@morepeachyogurt has a flair for curating ~v i b e s~ perfectly encapsulated in her “Solar Power” fanart:
And @projectotb has been celebrating LGBTQIA+ Louies with Pride-themed fan art around his song “Only The Brave”—enter this lovely little number by @thetriangletattoo: