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.
an account called @androsATG is publicly outing trans people on twitter for the sake of advertising their own paper.
their bot sorts through twitter posts to find any mention of gender/dysphoria/etc (whether this be a one-off post that has been long forgotten…
Ugh scum bags
You’ll probably find this useful at some point.
Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?
Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H
CITE ME AND OTHER TUMBLR USERS IF YOU USE US IN YOUR SCHOOL/ACADEMIA SHIT
I’M SO FORREAL
You play as Amna and Saif, a mother and son. Your loved one has fallen deathly ill and the only chance of a cure lies deep within a mysterious forest. Only together can you overcome the trials of the landscape and the great beasts of the forest to find the cure in time.
The core of Together is interdependence. Everything requires two players, working together. Designing co-op from the ground up we are able to explore and do things that would otherwise be impossible.
We believe that games are an art form and wish to bring the experience to new audiences. We have kept the controls simple and the core game friendly.During the beta phase we will do everything we can to make the game playable for those with specific needs.Colors used in game mechanics were planned with the color blind in mind. Controls are kept simple to be accessible to as many people as possible. The game can be played with one hand.Together will release initially on PC. Additional platforms may become available as stretch goals. You will both be able to play using the same keyboard. Controllers and mouse will be supported as well.
Together: Amna & Saif Kickstarter (ends June 30)
This is a collaborative project between munroevan and I. We’ve worked very hard on it and would love you to support us on kickstarter so we can take this game much further. Additionally, if you have any feedback for what you see please message me! We are trying to make this game as inclusive as possible and your feedback is vital. Thanks!
!!!!! OH MY GOD
this looks pretty cool?
and like I appreciate how accessible they are trying to keep it (using colors designed to take color-blind players into account, simple controls, etc.)
To any Tumblrites who are deaf, hard of hearing, know people who are, or just enjoy cool tech, a start-up called MotionSavvy is working on technology that uses Leap Motion to recognize sign language and and outputs written or spoken English. The project was started by a group of deaf students at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (yay RIT!) who moved to San Francisco to develop the product with Leap.
The team has over 800 deaf beta testers, but they are looking for more. They hope to have a product available to consumers by September of 2015.
IF YOU SEE THIS ALERT WHEN YOU ENTER A BLOG, DON’T WRITE ANYTHING! IT’S PHISHING TO COLLECT YOUR PASSWORD. I KNOW IT’S ANNOYING TO ASK BUT PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS. MANY PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT! PLEASE, LET’S SAVE THIS COMMUNITY!
Always good to spread the warning.
Good to know!
There we go.
The magazine has declared its July cover the singer-producer’s “best ever shoot,” but overwhelmingly negative responses from Native critics tell a different story.
Such backlash has precedent. The appropriation of the headdress — traditionally a symbol of authority and honor among Native peoples — for fashion purposes has a long and not-so-illustrious history.
Tumblr users are…
- 50% more likely to go to a political rally
- 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
- 108% more likely to be registered to vote
I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).
But it’s all just slacktivism right?