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Bobby Ryan
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Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland
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This is the solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California.

Now, more than ever, energy and water are intertwined. As California faces severe water shortages in the coming years, the amount of energy required for water production and transmission is sure to increase. For this reason, the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative for Santa Monica Pier, a competition to combine clean energy production with public art, expanded their definition of sustainable infrastructure artwork to include proposals in that produce drinking water—either in addition to, or in place of—clean electricity.

'The Pipe' is a finalist in the competition and is imagined below as a floating installation off the coast of Santa Monica, California.

The Pipe's shimmering design demonstrates how energy production can be knitted into everyday life in a healthy, aesthetically-pleasing way. The design deploys electromagnetic desalination to provide clean drinking water for the city and filters the resulting brine through on-board thermal baths before it is reintroduced to the Pacific Ocean. The Pipe uses solar panels to generate the energy necessary to desalinate water on board.

The other entries in this year’s contest include a solar-powered balloon ride, a 40-metre high orb and giant swan sculptures that convert wave power into energy. The winner will be announced on October 6, 2016.

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The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move
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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you
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You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
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Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud
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I am very strong-willed and can become quite forceful when needed.  I am very opinionated with strong convictions, I fight for what I believe in.   I will argue to the death for what I believe to be true, however, if you can show me FACTS to the contrary, I have little trouble altering my opinion.

I am a far-sighted person with an eye and ear to the new and innovative. I am generally without prejudice and quite tolerant of the point of view of others. I have an interesting side to my nature that allows me to see a valid argument even when I disagree with it. I try to be objective, but, sometimes my emotions get the better of me.

I am a  humane, human being. I am known to be frank and outspoken, an "on my mind, out my mouth" type, I make a serious and genial companion.

 Quick in mind and quick to respond, I love being active and I am quite reasonable, though sometimes difficult to get close to. I cherish and guard my independence, and I am a strange mixture of caring concern and cool detachment. I will go out of my way to help someone in NEED.
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