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Teen Uses Fibonacci Sequence to Make Solar Energy Breakthrough

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Solar teen pioneer, photo: Am. Museum of Natural HistoryLong Island resident Aidan Dwyer is just 13 years old and is already a patented inventor of solar panel arrangements.

On a winter hiking trip, he noticed a pattern in the tangled mess of branches above him, took photos of them and began to investigate "whether there is a secret formula in tree design and whether the purpose of the spiral pattern is to collect sunlight better."

Aidan applied the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical principal found in nature, and arranged a pattern of solar panels.

(READ the story from Yahoo news)

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#1 bivvy 2011-08-20 12:23
How cool is that?
 

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