Gallery: University of Wisconsin-Madison Develops Solar System Inspired...

 

In January, Inhabitat reported that scientists at MIT and RWTH Aachen University were revolutionizing the effectiveness of concentrated solar plants by emulating the pattern found on a sunflower known in science as Fermat’s spiral. Now a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have taken the sunflower as their inspiration by replicating the flower’s ability to slowly rotate from east to west during the course of a sunny day.

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  1. Dungbeard August 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Reminds me of the death rays in Larry Niven’s Ringworld.

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