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Genius 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:54 PM

7th grader Aidan Dwyer was walking in the woods during the winter, and looking up, he noticed something about the bare branches above him. They didn't appear to be growing randomly. So he took some measurements of the angles of the branches, crunched some numbers, and wouldn't you know it, he found that the ubiquitous Fibonacci Sequence was behind it all. He suspected there was a reason behind this. That trees were using this pattern to gather more light.

What a clever young man. I'm surprised to have never heard of anyone doing something similar. With his idea this young guy made solar panels produce 20% more electricity. By far the coolest thing though is that in December the design produced a whopping 50% more electricity. Amazing what we can learn when we look to nature.

If you want o be humbled by a 13 yo check out the FULL REPORT he wrote.


posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:56 PM
sorry to burst your bubble, but already posted


thread authored by wavemaker

edit on 20-8-2011 by kn0wh0w because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:00 PM
posted already i read it last night....

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:02 PM
Feel free to add your thoughts and/or opinions in the existing thread on this topic which can be found here:

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