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    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimPo

    2,000 suns ?? The earth would be vapourised.

    Still up to 80% of the radiation usefully used.

    Collaboration aims to harness the energy of 2,000 suns
    Another total crap article from PO.

    "... each 1x1 centimeter chip can convert 200-250 watts, over a typical eight hour day in a sunny region."

    The editors at PO need to be replaced. When they sink to PESN levels of stupidity confusing power for energy they have no value.

    IBM is looking for ways to expand markets for their microchannel coolers. Here they are revisiting high gain concentrators using III-V cells. PV concentrators have come and gone. They never pencil out. High gain concentrators have all kinds of problems not the least of which is that they perform poorly with diffuse sunlight and the optics have to be kept clean: much more so than with flat panels.
    • CommentAuthorsonoboy
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    My PV array produces well over 10,000,000 ohms of power at 3000 Doppler. And it delivers it into a 1500 megajoule load to boot...
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Is that travelling east or west?
    • CommentAuthorsonoboy
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Niether...North/south over the magnetometric lay lines...
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Do you hope one traverse two in order to maximize the negative curl coefficients?
    • CommentAuthorsonoboy
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Yes indeedy. And as you have pointed out so astutely, magnetometric lines of force cross each other all the time and they do rightfully maximize curl coefficients. . And to think it all came from worshiping at the altar of the Great Tom Bearden himself and drinking deeply from his golden MEG chalice. Through him and Sterling Allen all things floweth, Amen.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    flow
    (plural)
  1.  
    flower (verb, intransigent)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2013
     
    flowereth (verb, third person present unpronounceable)
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2013
     
    Flowerest. Superlative.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2013
     
    flowereth (noun, plural impeded)
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2013
     
    flower pot (noun, compound ( see Thought Cone ))
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
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    Tell that to a chloroplast.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Silicon has a refractive index of nearly 3.5. A chloroplast is largely water, with a refractive index of less than 1.4. The effect of an impedance matching layer on the silicon is much more dramatic than on a chloroplast, which is a sort of nanostructure by itself anyway.

    Impedance matching nanostructures have been around since the Carboniferous - insects eyes have structures like that - a fact which was noted some time in the middle of the last century. This is hardly new and it keeps getting announced as a great breakthrough.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Well they need investors.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    So do I.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Well if the results are affirmative you can get in early on Quentron shares and make a killing.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    It's on my list for SOON.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    So the time you spent here won't all be wasted.