What's on my mind ??
What's the purpose of my life? Mostly purposeless :)
But that's discouraging
Ohh got it...the purpose is to free myself first ;) Then think of it again
We really need a #failed project #archive in material science or at least #solar energy materials..
Its sad that all my #effort put into investigating a material goes wasted if it doesn't work.
It would be very nice if people are able to #publish their failed stuff and still get due credit...may be such an initiative also help overcome fear of publishing open access bcoz its a failed project..
I am a researcher in solar energy materials ( at present perovskites). Renewables are a necessity..isn't it ?
Other than that I love thinking about random stuff, watching movies, fixing stuff, travelling..etc
I use and advocate GNU/Linux and free software.
I follow socialism, marxism, openscience movements.
My hometown is sinking in flood..
U can help locals to provide immediate relief to the victims in terms of food and medical care by donating to rapid response.
The funds raised here will be used to distribute 80,000 food packets, 16,000 Milk & Biscuits Kit and conduct 40 medical camps in the worst affected areas of Kerala.
You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.
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Please do not shame people for existing under capitalism.
This includes shaming people for not participating in a boycott you're privileged enough to be able to participate in.
Spain, new efforts on climate change Show more
#Spain's new #PSOE government is cancelling the "sun tax" that severely impaired solar power generation, and taking steps to ramp up its efforts against #climatechange https://www.southeusummit.com/europe/spain/new-spanish-government-to-prioritise-climate-change-policy/
Our paper on the effect of an element' s atomic mass in tuning the defects and properties of a #semiconductor is accepted now 😀
Also discusses how this would help create cheaper solar cells without additional charge extraction layers.
available here : https://we.tl/v1OEOhfaWC
It was interesting how changing from Antimony to Bismuth in a #perovskite structure reduced conduction band side defects but increased valence band side defects !!
Hi all, I am a political theorist, urbanist, democrat, communist, anarchist, libertarian, and geographer. I am interested in democracy and free software.
I wonder if "familiarity bias" is a thing?
Like confirmation bias, but we prefer to stick to things that are familiar rather than spend the effort to learn something new, even if the new thing is clearly or obviously better .... 🤔
@harikesh Regarding your point about "generally the most 'efficient' ...", this might be a better-worded statement than you intended, as I learned in environmental economics that mainstream models tend to not involve considerations of sustainability/externalities, so though they may point to "efficient" outcomes, those tend to be different from the "sustainable" and efficient outcomes. So there can be a choice that isn't often pointed to: efficient solution or efficient AND sustainable solution.