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Teen makes solar cell from human hair!!


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#1 stormrosson

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:07 PM

:) holy crap batman you guys gotta check this out....especially "solar Daveman" . Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, thatís what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace silicon in solar panels. Since the price of hair is considerably cheaper than silicon, this enterprising youth may have just found a breakthrough technology to help bring down the cost of solar and give thousands of people in developing nations access to affordable renewable energy.....linky

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:20 PM



hehe, dave's new anthem :)

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:42 PM

:) :)




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