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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    *shakes head*


    Kid does something absolutely awesome and the knee jerk reaction is to start throwing out politically-charged insults and accusations?

    We should all hold hands and sing some kumbaya or something. Too much bitter division on the board lately.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wow, this is awesome.
    I totally thought about this concept when I was around 13...though not quite as technically inclined at the time. I asked a teacher why we didn't just make solar panels that looked like trees. She said they all had to face the sun in order to produce electricity. WTF did I know, I shrugged my shoulders and went back to life. Gratz to this kid for all his hard work.

    I can't wait to have a solar tree on top of my electric car once libs inevitably legislate more retarded green-laws (oh, but we can't have blue-laws, wtf).

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    *shakes head*


    Kid does something absolutely awesome and the knee jerk reaction is to start throwing out politically-charged insults and accusations?

    We should all hold hands and sing some kumbaya or something. Too much bitter division on the board lately.
    Just making the point to those that think America is over, are just clueless about what America is really all about. There are plenty of China worshippers out there rubbing their hands together of the demise of the US. This great story and the one about DARPA's Mach 20 aircraft just show how false this kind of thinking is.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Hats off to that young genius people like him is what made the world what it is

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    *shakes head*


    Kid does something absolutely awesome and the knee jerk reaction is to start throwing out politically-charged insults and accusations?

    We should all hold hands and sing some kumbaya or something. Too much bitter division on the board lately.
    Harsh criticism is part of the process. Nothing is sacred. This is a good learning experience for him.

    We should make a concentrated effort to attack him personally on his age so that we can get the "ignore the bull **** and let it roll off your shoulders" lesson out of the way and get back to exploring new ways to apply technology.

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Harsh criticism is part of the process. Nothing is sacred. This is a good learning experience for him.

    We should make a concentrated effort to attack him personally on his age so that we can get the "ignore the bull **** and let it roll off your shoulders" lesson out of the way and get back to exploring new ways to apply technology.
    Perhaps we should challenge his sexuality or accuse him of illicit sexual proclivities.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Awesome, and very intersting potential. Find a way to mask these by making them actually appear like real tree's and you could overcome one of the issue with solar panels and their "eyesore" type look.

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Awesome, and very intersting potential. Find a way to mask these by making them actually appear like real tree's and you could overcome one of the issue with solar panels and their "eyesore" type look.
    I'm sure we could call in cell-phone companies to consult how to hid technology in plane sight:

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Ha, I love the palm trees

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Outstanding!!! Universities should be scooping that boy up like they would an outstanding athlete!

    It is great to see the breakthroughs that are being made in solar power! Here is another recent one:

    "The breakthrough – unveiled Friday in a scientific paper in the Journal of Applied Physics – shows that if light is intense enough, it can, when traveling through nonconductive material, generate voltage from magnetic effects 100 million times stronger than earlier expected. Such magnetic effects produce a strong electric field that can be harnessed for electric power production, Dr. Rand and Mr. Fisher say.

    “This could lead to a new kind of solar cell without semiconductors and without absorption to produce charge separation,” Rand said in a statement. “In solar cells, the light goes into a material, gets absorbed and creates heat. Here, we expect to have a very low heat load. Instead of the light being absorbed, energy is stored in the magnetic moment.”

    Solar power: breakthrough could herald big drop in costs - CSMonitor.com

    It will even better for us, and our economy, when we learn to apply what we already know about solar power, increased efficiency, and conservation!
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