Mother nature uses green tech

Mother nature uses green tech

Summary: Researchers in Japan and China have discovered some butterfly wings have tiny solar collectors. The scientists used mother nature's evolutionary brilliance to man-make more efficient solar cells.

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Researchers in Japan and China have discovered some butterfly wings have tiny solar collectors. The scientists used mother nature's evolutionary brilliance to man-make more efficient solar cells. The research found that butterflies are far more efficient at collecting solar energy than similar man-made solar cells. So now the butterfly science can help produce dye-sensitized solar cells that would be up to 10% efficient. The sensitized cells were invented in Switzerland and even pre-butterfly were mlore efficient than traditional cell tech.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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  • You mean, butterflies really are free?!

    Quick! Somebody tell Goldie Hawn.

    Seriously, though, ... Are you really implying that these bugs are electric? Or are they simply 'solar-powered' in the same sense that trees and reptiles are?

    Hey! We all need the sun, and an argument can be made that we're all solar powered, but lined with solar cells?!

    And even if it were so, what benefit we from that knowledge?

    I've got an idea... Why doesn't somebody start looking more seriously into the possibility that oil is no more a non-renewable fossil fuel than the microbially produced ocean floor methane?
    Gaius_Maximus