Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.
What a woman.
Ms Mustafa, you have my undying admiration. Could I start a fanclub?
I’ll join the fanclub.
Hey so I am/was supposed to stay at this guy’s house in Oakland, CA but he hasn’t gotten back to me and now I’m stuck in this strange city with only enough money to take the subway once
does anyone have a couch I could crash on, or floor, even just for a couple nights.
look how adorable I am
how can you say no
sorry I couldn’t find a nice picture in which I was clothed, this was the closest thing I had to a shirt on
I promise I’m nice and I make really good sunnyside eggs and I have zines about anarcho-communism and stuff
actually anywhere in the Bay Area would be great
even just a place to store my suitcase, I can sleep elsewhere
I’m nowhere near CA but hey, signal boost.
I can’t help (unless you want directions somewhere 0.o I know the bay area transit system REALLY well) but someone else might?
The design revisions were:
- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.
- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.”
- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.
- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.
Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting
This is just really awesome.
I like that it comes in different skin tones!
But is it hypo-allergenic? I can only use band-aid brand kid’s and cloth band-aids, because of an allergy to certain kinds of adhesives. And what about latex?
I don’t know. It looks like it’s just a concept for now. Google might tell you more?
I love it, but I have to ask, does the map refer to where each colour will be marketed? Because like, in my neighbourhood, in Toronto, I honestly think people the lightest colour are a minority or possibly as much as half of the neighbourhood. My neighbourhood is mostly made up of people in the middle two colours, I think, or closest to the middle two colours. But there are people on both ends, too. I’m on the lightest colour, but the little kid I watched playing with his ride-on battery operated car last night while I was on my way to the grocery store totally needed the darkest colour to blend in.
That’s a really good point, but I don’t know anything else than what I reblogged.
Hee, I figured not. It was a general statement lol. ^^’
So let me explain all of the above awesomeness. While at inpatient, I was on the phone with my best friend who excitedly told me that I had quite a few letters coming my way. This letter, however, is one I never in a million years expected. I got an overwhelmingly kind and awesome package from the wonderful Quinksy. Quinksy. Like actually. But just a letter wasn’t enough apparently. Quinksy also sent me a sugar quill, a World Cup V Championship ticket, and a Harry Potter sticker book :D. You couldn’t possibly even fathom how incredible this was to receive. The quidditch community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and all of this support is absolutely mind blowing. Quinksy, whoever you are, I endlessly appreciate how insanely supportive you’ve been. From wherever in the world you are, you took the time to send a beautiful heartfelt letter to some random kid who blogs a little too much. I just…I don’t even know how to explain how amazing this all is. The advice, positive feedback, and now packages. Thanks so much Quinksy, and thanks to everyone who has supported me through this. All of you seriously rock, you don’t even know. <3.
I will now go bask in the awesomeness that is Quinksy now.
Can we just have a moment of silence for those poor teens whose parents monitor their internet usage
This was me. Then the “protection” failed because it didn’t install correctly, and I didn’t tell my not-very-tech savvy grandma. Also, I knew how to disable it AND how to get around it.