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13-Year-Old Makes Solar Breakthrough With Fibonacci Sequence

Science & Tech  (tags: design, discovery, energy, Gizmos, humans, interesting, solar power, technology )

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13-year-old Aidan Dwyer has used the Fibonacci sequence to devise a more efficient way to collect solar energy, earning himself a provisional U.S. patent and interest from "entities" apparently eager to explore commercializing his innovation.


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Jae A (316)
Friday August 19, 2011, 8:54 am
Awesome !!!

Alice C (1797)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 2:37 am
Thanks for the post Kathy ~ very interesting : )

Alice C (1797)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 3:42 am
Shared on facebook

Terry King (113)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 7:48 am
Millions of years of evolution is proven correct once again!

. (0)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 9:07 am
Well done Aiden, the world needs more people with ideas like yours!

Robert O (12)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 11:59 am
Very neat!

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 1:16 pm
Interesting, well done Aiden.Thanks Kathy for posting.

Brad Kraus (6)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 1:28 pm
Excellent work Aiden! Thanks for posting this Kathy. This is why we should fund education better!

Clifton Jackson (124)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 2:18 pm

M B (62)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 3:14 pm

Roger G (148)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 3:19 pm
wonderful ! thanks

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 3:22 pm
This is so cool! Thanks, Kathy!

John Williams (36)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 3:53 pm
Hope he makes a ton of money off the patent and uses it to fund his inquisitive mind to make other discoveries.

Carol H (229)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 4:30 pm
noted, thank you Kathy

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 4:31 pm
Wow! another breakthrough! great news! I hope we can all benefit from this discovery very soon.!

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 5:00 pm
Nature had billions of years to design optimal patterns into trees for their best survival and growth. Mathematics can describe how it ended up; observant youth might notice the mathematical relationships in the arrangements and play with it where adults are too narrowly focussed. Hope this works out for him!

Michael M (5)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 6:55 pm
And this is what a real education will do to ya! Too bad too many states (and the US Govt.) are cutting education funding when we need it the most!

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted, thanks.

Justin R (0)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 12:00 am
All done without a million dollar grant and scientific degrees! A true genius!

Elle B (84)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 12:06 am

KS Goh (0)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 12:42 am
Thanks for the article.

Mike Tedesco (65)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 1:45 am
Sacred Geometry Naturally! Sunflowers...Dragonflies...

Mike M (40)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:04 am
Really cool

Robert G (3)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 6:40 am
Great thinking.

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Sunday August 21, 2011, 6:50 am

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 7:59 am
Good for Aidan! Great stuff!

Tim C (2420)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 10:20 am

Freya H (358)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 2:11 pm
Never underestimate the power of a child prodigy! P.S. Aidan, ever heard of Mensa?

Andrea Connelly (94)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:54 pm
Would love to see most 13 year olds doing like Aidan. Instead of killing, annihilating, torturing imaginary enemies
on computer games promoted (pushed) by the unscrupulous movie industry from ya all know where! Something
constructive that will help improve the quality of life for his generation, instead of mind numbing garbage all over
the Net and all national TV channels. (Apologies to Public TV channels, you're not included
in my negative comments)

Eugene C (3)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 5:56 pm
All the answers are held within nature, we just need to observe and listen! Solar is definitely the way to go! Nature has been using the suns energy from the beginning of time. Really inspiring, thank you for the post!

Monica D (580)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 8:43 pm
This sounds great!

Anis Kureshi (49)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 11:17 pm

Ellen m (215)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 11:21 pm
Education, Education, Education!
Thanks Kathy

Ancil S (175)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 11:36 pm
Great invention, Aidan! This is why we need to invest in our children's future! They are the future!

Christopher Fowler (82)
Monday August 22, 2011, 8:09 am
And our idiot politicians want to cut funding and teach creationism instead of science? Kids like this are our future; they need all of the education that they can get and the best possible, that we, as a nation can give them.

Kids need science to compete in the economic and scientific world. Cut sports programs, not scholastic ones.

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Monday August 22, 2011, 9:25 am
the youth shall lead.

Robin Dzimistarishvili (13)
Monday August 22, 2011, 10:55 am
You've got to admire these brilliant, young minds!

Diane Patrick (46)
Monday August 22, 2011, 11:10 am
Wow! What a bright lad!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 22, 2011, 12:08 pm
WOW!! & John Williams said it!! Thank you, Kathy :-)

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Monday August 22, 2011, 12:31 pm

David C (111)
Monday August 22, 2011, 3:40 pm
wow, well done! I assume it does well all year round, not just better in the wintertime, too???

glad to see that science/math is still important to some people!

annelies j (71)
Monday August 22, 2011, 4:54 pm
I would love to see Aidan's trees all over the world! What an amazing and inspiring kid!
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