13 yo devises way to maximize solar power


7th grader Aidan Dwyer looked at tree branches in the winter, thought they might be in a Fibonacci Sequence. He researched it, and then arranged solar panels in a tree pattern and tested in against conventional arrangement of panels. The tree pattern made substantially more electricity.

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  1. Duh. Why do plants obey the Fibonacci series? To maximize reception of sunshine! (The 7th grader apparently read the material on Fibonacci numbers.)

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