Solar Power-Cell Breakthrough

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An anonymous reader writes “Researchers from the Nanomaterials Research Centre at Massey University in New Zealand have developed synthetic dyes that can be used to generate electricity at one tenth of the cost of current silicon-based solar panels. These photosynthesis-like compounds work in low-light conditions and can be cheaply incorporated into window-panes and building materials, thereby turning them into generators of electricity.”

Absolutely outstanding. Technology will solve the problems that technology has created. It’s the only way. The only question I have is one that James Burke posited many years ago in his landmark series [[Connections]]: Will the rate of change of society due to technology eventually increase to the point that it will be unable to react fast enough to catastrophic changes to fix them? Only time will tell, but let’s hope not!