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Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-19-2011, 04:20 PM
A 13-year-old kid has discovered that solar cells arranged like leaves on a tree produce electricity more efficiently than they would as a flat-panel array:


http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/2011/aidan.html

We still have a lot to learn from nature's evolutionary ways!

-Phil

erco
08-19-2011, 04:25 PM
A very sophisticated report from a 13-year old! My favorite part is the computer output graphs alternated with crayon drawings. :)