Teenager inspired by nature may have just improved solar power tech

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Teen Taps Into Power of Fibonacci to Harness the Sun

After a hike in the Catskill Mountains last winter, 13-year-old Aidan Dwyer noticed the patterns in the branches of trees. Investigation led him to an important insight about how the shape of the branches can be used by the tree to optimize the amount of light collected for photosynthesis.

via Wired