Paint that Turns Heat into Electricity

Researches in South Korea have created a paint coating that can turn heat into electricity.  Through a combination of unique materials and a specialize application process, this paint can capture heat that would normally go through walls or the ceiling and turn it into electricity. While the technology is still in infancy, this could become something that can effectively change the world!

More information can be found here: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13403

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Things to Know Before Painting Your House

There are many things that go into choosing the colors or style of paint for your home.  Proper choice of paint can give your home a completely new look and feel.

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DIY Painting, Is It A Good Idea?

We all know it is simple to paint your home. The book mentioned in this article is good but a real expert can make sure the colors are exactly matched to each other and the paint is applied optimally to last for years to come.

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Walt Disney and Salvador Dali

The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is putting on an exhibit that will explore an unlikely friendship between the two legendary artists Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. Through a combination of original paintings, conceptual artwork, rough story sketches, film, audio, and photographs the exhibit will show how the two artistic icons were brought together through their very unique personalities and collaborated on the animated short Destino.

There is also a 3-D immersive virtual reality experience to go into a Dali painting and explore it as he did in his own mind.

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Important Things to Check Before Painting Your House

Aside from the design and home fixtures fitted inside your abode, probably one of the most eye-catching factors present would be the paint or color applied to the house structure. It is really important to properly choose a paint that would complement your house and its design. It is not just a simple task similar to the coloring activities you have dealt with during your nursery years. Below are some of the most important things to consider when painting your home.

Experiment

It is scientifically proven that colors affect our mood and actions. When we are surrounded by some light and bright colors, we usually feel calm and at ease. However, with the various types of colors available, a person might have some variations of his or her reactions to these different sets or variety of colors. This is why it would be good to experiment first on small areas of the house before making some major decisions. You could simply start with a part of a wall in order to check the result and impact of the color that you would be applying.

Balance

Once you are done experimenting with the colors and its total effect to the body, the mind, and the emotions, you can now continue applying the paint of your own choosing. However, in line with the application of the colors, you should have already considered its total outcome. This means that in color application, you should strive to establish a sense of balance. A balance of color would mean a balance in the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and psychological aspect of the dwellers.

Add-ons

Aside from the main consideration which is the color of the house, you should also consider the lightings and other decors to be added. This part here does not need complex explanation to be fully understood. The concept here is somehow relevant to the idea of balance, which suggests that lightings and other decors should complement the color of your house, or even the other way around.

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