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CREATIVITY IN SERVICE OF HEALTHIER, MORE SUSTAINED ECO-SYSTEMs
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SIMPLER..CHEAPER..SMALLER-Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair | Inhabitat.com

SIMPLER..CHEAPER..SMALLER-Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair | Inhabitat.com | INNOVATE TO RECUPERATE | Scoop.it

Malin Karki had already been trying to create affordable renewable energy from hydro currents for a few years, but the project had become too expensive. But then Karki, who attends school in Kathmandu, started reading a book by Stephan Hawking that discussed ways of creating static energy from hair.

 

From this idea, Karki realized that melanin was one of the factors in energy conversion, and that it could possibly serve as a substitute conductor. He and four other classmates worked on a prototype, which they found could charge a cell phone or a pack of batteries for lighting.

 

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CREATIVITY IN SERVICE FOR HEALTHIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE ECO-SYSTEMS Greening with Graphene

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SUNSHINE OF A SPOTLESS MIND...Researchers produce hydrogen from sunlight, water and rust

SUNSHINE OF A SPOTLESS MIND...Researchers produce hydrogen from sunlight, water and rust | INNOVATE TO RECUPERATE | Scoop.it
Scientists at EPFL have invented a new device which harnesses hydrogen from sunlight, water and rust, to provide an economic method of storing renewable ene...

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