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    13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and the collection time of sunlight was up to 50% longer!"

    Did you hear that? All of the smart-guys in the country who spent their time trying to make solar power more efficient were just outsmarted by a thirteen-year-old and a tree.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wow, this is awesome.
    yep pretty cool...... must resist making this political...
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    He's pretty bloody clever.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    There are so many gifted children being born right now.

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

    Clearly the kid is the devil, and he needs to be purged to prevent his evil from spreading
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    I hope this young person becomes another Bill Gates.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wow, this is awesome.
    It will be interesting to see in 20-50 years from now if scientist take his crude solar panel tree there and make a realistic looking tree (that looks like a real tree)that draws in more power. Hopefully the kid gets rich off this, innovation should be rewarded.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    <Meanwhile, Big Energy is plotting to have the boy expelled from school on trumped up charges. Soon after he will manned off to a "special school" and never heard from again.>

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

    This kid may have seen programs like this:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wow, this is awesome.
    With kids like this, it's obvious that America is finished. I'll bet the Chinese just imprisoned a couple hundred kids for not thinking of this.
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