Thursday, September 10, 2009

A ribofunk moment

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace silicon in solar panels.

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Anonymous said...

I think that turned out to be a hoax.