Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%.
Uma das coisas interessantes de se almoçar sozinho é ficar observando as pessoas.
Há o senhor de idade, comendo devagar e solitário em um canto do restaurante próximo ao caixa.
Há a senhora elegante que pega a concha do feijão e como se medisse a quantidade ou escolhesse a qualidade dos grãos que sobraram na concha a afunda no pote de feijão três vezes, lentamente.
Há a menininha que chega, serve-se e almoça sem desligar o celular.
E há o grupo de amigos de trabalho que chegam brincando e tirando sarro uns dos outros. Sempre fazendo muito barulho.
O barulho constante dos garfos e facas tocando os pratos é a melodia do local, atrapalhada pelas conversas. A TV, ignorada por todos, fica no mudo.
Paisagens e comportamentos do dia-a-dia que só notamos quando estamos sós.
E assim, passa-se para a segunda metade de hoje.
Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.
Women, too, of course. - Brandon(via goodideaexchange)
If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable, and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don’t fit.
The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.