Solar Impulse Solar-Powered Airplane Is In America – Wants To Fly Across It. World, You’re Next!

Solar Impulse in flight.The 100% solar-powered Solar Impulse airplane arrived in the US on February 21 and is in the process of being reassembled for its transcontinental solar flight from San Francisco to Washington DC with a final leg to New York. Its powered by four 10 horsepower electric engines and has a cruising speed of 50 mph.

Led by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Solar Impulse will not be the first plane to cross the US powered by solar – that feat was first accomplished in 1990 by Eric Raymond’s Sunseeker solar power airplane. Mr. Raymond’s transcontinental trip required 21 separate flights over 121 hours to cross the country. The Solar Impulse’s transcontinental trips will be broken down into 20 hour flights with stops along the way to raise awareness about solar power.

Below is a video of the Solar Impulse being disassembled and shipped to San Francisco. [Wired]


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Jubbling Porn: China Edition.

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If Jubbling Made A TV Show It Would Be Like Norway’s 12-Hour Prime Time Show About A Fireplace.

Norway Public Television 12-Hour Fireplace Show With Lars MyttingProduction value, production value, production value! Hard to beat Norwegian public television’s programming – especially when it’s only showing a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours with firewood expert Lars Mytting providing commentary. It’s the TV equivalent of the one-scene film “My Dinner With Andre” only 6 times Jubblinger. From Rune Moeklebust, producer for NRK [Reuters]:

“We’ll talk about the very nerdy subjects like burning, slicing and stacking the wood, but we’ll also have cultural segments with music and poems. It will be very slow but noble television.”

It’s hard to beat slow but noble television. The only way to make the 12-hour fireplace show more Jubbling: simulate the fire with computer graphics and dump the firewood expert Lars Mytting. I’ve heard firewood experts are total divas. [Reuters]

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The Sunset House Cabin Is Built Out Of Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle, Repurpose, Re-Everything!

The Sunset House - Reclaim, Reuse, Repurposed Cabin In West Virginia.The Sunset House is Jubbling at its most awesome. From Cabin Porn:

“The Sunset House in southern West Virginia was built by Lilah and Nick using lumber reclaimed from a barn on their property which was cut and milled from the land by the previous owner many years ago. All the windows are reclaimed from junkyards over their history of thrifting together.”

To view more images of the Sunset House, check out Old World Grange. [Cabin Porn]

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World’s Smallest Valentines: A Cupid Made Out Of Carbon Nanotubes.

Cupid made out of carbon nanotubes.

Cupid's arm is the width of a human hair.

Physics students at Brigham Young University are taking the whole reduce idea to a whole new awesome level by making a cupid out of atom’ish carbon nanotubes. Everyone in my family will be getting a carbon nanotube Valentines this year. I’m just going to dump the contents of the vacuum cleaner bag on the table, yell “Happy Valentine’s Day!” and then tell everyone to search for their nano-Valentines. [Inhabitat]

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Juicer-Pulp Fritter Recipe.

Juicer with juicer pulpRecently, a friend of ours loaned us their juicer. When we went to set it up, we noticed the large pulp catcher and hesitated about juicing. What do we do with all that pulp? We could compost it but juicer-pulp is made up of normally edible food and we didn’t want to waste it. In the end, Jubbling juice-blocked us and we used our blender instead. Then I read about the juicer-pulp fritter recipe and I think we’re going to give the juicer another try.

The 20 minute juicer-pulp fritter recipe was submitted by Aylin on Glow Kitchen and here are the details:

Ingredients (6-8 patties):

  • 2 cups juice pulp (kale, carrots, chard)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

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Instructions: Mix until all of the ingredients are combined and then form them into patties. Place the patties in a greased saucepan over medium heat and cook each side 2-3 minutes.

Juicer-pulb fritters cooking.

In the GK article, the author suggests eating your juicer-pulp fritters in a sandwich or crumbled over a salad. When we try the recipe, we’ll probably add an egg to help hold the patties together.

A quick Google search will net you quite a few recipes for juicer-pulp. A nice bonus of the juicer-pulp fritter recipe is that you can feed your whole family with it: parents get the juice, kids (and pets) get the fritters. [Glow Kitchen via Ecorazzi]

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