19 Aug '11, 5pm

13-Year-Old Makes Solar Breakthrough Based on the Fibonacci Sequence | Inhabitots

13-Year-Old Makes Solar Breakthrough Based on the Fibonacci Sequence | Inhabitots

Here at Inhabitots we love seeing the creative things that bright young minds come up with -- and we were incredibly impressed to hear that a 13-year-old boy recently came up with a breakthrough discovery for the field of solar energy! While hiking through the Catskills, seventh grader Aidan Dwyer was not snapping and throwing tree branches but studying their tangled pattern high about his head. He came up with a theory for the way that tree branches grow based on the Fibonnacci sequence and tested it by building a miniature solar energy generating tree that produces 20% - 50% more power than a flat solar array. The youngster has earned himself the Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History, a provisional U.S. patent, and lots of phone calls from interested commercial solar companies -- all before the school year begins!

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