9 Sep 2009

Human hair solar panel??

The Daily Mail carried an article yesterday about an invention by a boy from Nepal for a solar cell array using human hair. The article claimed huge cost reductions compared with conventional solar panels. This sounds a bit like cold fusion and needs peer reviews by respected scientists in the developed world. It would be nice if was true.

BTW, do YOU still believe there was something in cold fusion?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

nothing to "Believe" about cold fusion highschool kids can do it now, Single-bubble sonoluminescence does it. The cold fusion "debunkers" were the poor scientists refusing to do the experiment before claiming it would not work.

Roger G3XBM said...

Whatever is "single-bubble sonoluminescence"?

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like this time somebody actually did the experiment before debunking it: http://sites.google.com/site/edwardcraighyatt/hairsolarpanelnepal

Funakoshi said...

Regarding sonoluminescence and cold fusion, here is the recent work, none of it confirmed:

On January 27, 2006, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute claimed to have produced fusion in sonoluminescence experiments. To date, these results have not been reproduced by other members of the scientific community.

Recent experiments (2002, 2005) of R. P. Taleyarkhan, et al., using deuterated acetone show measurements of tritium and neutron output consistent with fusion, but these measurements have not been reproduced outside of the Taleyarkhan lab and remain controversial. Brian Naranjo of the University of California, Los Angeles, has recently completed an analysis of the Taleyarkhan results, claiming that Taleyarkhan had most likely misinterpreted the radioactive decay of standard lab materials for the byproducts of nuclear fusion. In 2008, The Purdue University (where these experiments were performed) stripped R. P. Taleyarkhan of his professorship after accusing him of research misconduct, due to his controversial works on bubble fusion.

jack said...

wow... found it interesting... hope it'll be beneficial for me and my friends...

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