13-Year-Old Looks at Trees, Makes Solar Power Breakthrough

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    13-Year-Old Looks at Trees, Makes Solar Power Breakthrough - Technology - The Atlantic Wire


    As the article says, not too shabby for a kid who hasn't even started high school yet.
     
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    well now can you see all the established solar scientist doing a double take

    nice work ....
     
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    I was overwhelmed by his mind, just reading his paper. 13!!
     
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    So the arraignment of leaves on a tree follow the Fibonacci sequence, resulting in optimum efficiency.

    Wow, one might almost imagine that there was an intelligence behind their design...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Nope. Purely random. No, really. At least, that's what I've been told.
     
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    Sometimes it takes a fresh mind to really see things. As we grow up and learn all the crap we do it interferes with our objectivity and inquisitiveness. Our thought patterns become a pattern and we have trouble seeing outside of that pattern.

    When we are young our minds are still free and our imagination and inquisitiveness are not constrained.

    I remember when I was young I would go out in the woods and sit on a stump and just watch and listen to what was going on around me and wondering why.
     
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    That's why Republicans don't need to go to school. They learn everything they need to know from "trees".
     
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    Awww. :(

    Blog Debunks 13-Year-Old Scientist's Solar Power Breakthrough - Technology - The Atlantic Wire

     
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    "blog debunks" sounds sketchy. Wonder what the real story is.
     
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    Too bad for the kid. I sure sounded very cool.


    The liberal media want solar to be the end all be all and will use a 13 y/o to push thier agenda.
    That's why they didn't bother to check.
     
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