Brilliant student creates solar panel powered by rotting food

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That’s actually a very impressive idea, I hope it scales well.

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What foods contain luminescent particles?

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Only light snacks.

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After reading through it’s not so much the rotting or bioluminescence, but it seems to be a function of certain colors which convert UV to light (I’ll let experts explain that), but they can get 80% of those colors in dyes from food scraps (still no blue). Supposedly it’s something quantum dots do well, this is just much cheaper and easier to source.

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This is the future of home energy

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Not sure. One item that leaps to mind in quinine. Like the stuff in tonic water. Another is vitamin B (ex: look at how bright your urine becomes after eating nutritional yeast.

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beard stroke

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