This Norwegian Valley Town Built an Artificial Sun To Brighten the Darkness- Mary Slosson posted in Global Citizenship, Design and Creativity

Rjukan is a small Norwegian town of roughly 3,300 residents nestled in a valley in northern Norway. Because of its unique geographic location, the town is cloaked in darkness for five months every year.
But not for much longer! A new project is installing mirrors on a mountaintop that overlooks the city and will shine a artificial sunlight into the town. Exposure to sunlight helps ward off depression and sadness, so the town of Rjukan just might be a little more cheerful this winter.

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This Norwegian Valley Town Built an Artificial Sun To Brighten the Darkness
Mary Slosson posted in Global Citizenship, Design and Creativity

Rjukan is a small Norwegian town of roughly 3,300 residents nestled in a valley in northern Norway. Because of its unique geographic location, the town is cloaked in darkness for five months every year.

But not for much longer! A new project is installing mirrors on a mountaintop that overlooks the city and will shine a artificial sunlight into the town. Exposure to sunlight helps ward off depression and sadness, so the town of Rjukan just might be a little more cheerful this winter.

Continue to gizmodo.com

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    This could be used to bring natural light to underground subways or other underground facilities.
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    This is completely crazy and COMPLETELY AWESOME
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