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12 yr old revolutionizes solar cells
katu.com ^ | Sep 15, 2008 | Susan Harding

Posted on 09/18/2008 10:25:13 AM PDT by pollwatcher

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To: babble-on
well, the article is so vague on the science its very hard to tell what its trying to describe

Obviously this kid's intellect was so far above the writer's that thats the best he could do.........

101 posted on 09/18/2008 6:25:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Polar bears who suffer depression and anxiety due to the global warming threat are bi-polar bears)
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To: Darth Hillary
hey darth

you don't become a Davidson fellow at age 12 by discovering something that “smells like cold fusion”.

Do you always shoot from the lip?

Do you engage your brain prior to typing?

Did you take the time to read his bio?

I think the smell is coming from your direction - especially when you poo-poo something you know nothing about.

Lurking’

102 posted on 09/18/2008 6:40:57 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: LurkingSince'98
Do you always shoot from the lip? Do you engage your brain prior to typing?

¿¿¿¿¿¿, Negative, I prefer shooting from the hip.

It's great the kid is into science, and I'm sure he is very bright - However; Modern photovoltaics are approx 20% efficient, and Yaun claims to have increased the efficiency 500 fold. 10,000% efficiency is beyond highly improbable.

103 posted on 09/18/2008 7:29:47 PM PDT by Darth Hillary (Alaska Is What America Was)
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To: Darth Hillary
“If he is right, solar panels with his 3D cells would provide 500 times more light absorption than commercially-available solar cells and nine times more than cutting-edge 3D solar cells.”

a quote from this online article:>> http://www.katu.com/news/local/28432984.html

The money quote is “500 times more light absorption” when you start with a fraction 500 times does not void the laws of physics.

Regards,
Lurking’

104 posted on 09/18/2008 9:41:06 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: RedStateRocker; Dementon; eraser2005; Calpernia; DTogo; Maelstrom; Yehuda; babble-on; ...
Renewable Energy Ping

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105 posted on 09/19/2008 6:19:32 AM PDT by Uncledave (Zombie Reagan '08)
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To: pollwatcher

And when this kid makes billions off his invention the liberals will be saying he’s too rich and we should take it away from him to help others. In their greed they will conveniently forget that he will have already helped others through his invention.


106 posted on 09/19/2008 6:36:45 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: pollwatcher
Darn kids and their new-fangled gadgets.

Those solar hot dog cookers were good enough for my generation and oughta be good enough for his.

107 posted on 09/19/2008 9:58:35 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Hacklehead

With more brevity, it is safe to say that the vast majority of journalists are innumerate, and that this is reflected in their reporting.


108 posted on 09/19/2008 8:16:28 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: Belasarius

Laughable nonsense from one who prefers ideology to reality.


109 posted on 09/19/2008 8:54:25 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: LurkingSince'98
"William Yuan"

That kid's got money written all over his name.

yitbos

110 posted on 09/19/2008 9:01:12 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hah! When I wuz a kid we used Honus Wagner baseball cards to generate that motorcycle sound on our bikes!


111 posted on 10/16/2008 1:13:09 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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Note: this topic is from September 18, 2008.
"Solar it seems underused, and there are only a few problems with it," Yuan said.
Gotta love kids, eh?
112 posted on 09/06/2010 5:43:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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