Mike the Mad Biologist

Links 8/22/11


  1. #1 Jorba
    August 23, 2011

    Re: 13 year old kid looks at trees & solar power

    The Atlantic article has been updated with a debunking of the kid’s idea. Too bad.

    http://snipurl.com/w004i [webcache_googleusercontent_com]

    Solar-panel “trees” really are inferior (or: “In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project”)
    Some poor 13-year-old kid is all over the news as having made a “solar breakthrough”. The news is to blame. All the usual suspects — popular environment blogs, tech magazines — blindly parrot the words of this very misinformed (not to blame him, he’s an unguided 13 year old) kid.

  2. #2 Birger Johansson
    August 24, 2011

    And here is another link (crossposted from Pharyngula):

    “New York Attorney General Kicked Off Government Group Leading Foreclosure Probe” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/new-york-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman_n_934517.html
    …..aaand another principled Democrat gets thrown under the bus.

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