Links 7/5/13

Links for you. Science:

New Solar Cell Could Theoretically Be Pound-For-Pound 1,000 Times More Powerful Than Any Other (key word is theoretically)
Odd-Looking Orcas May Be a Distinct Species
Om nom nom
I, For One, Do Not Welcome Our New Genetic Overlords
Drosophila pseudoobscura: a model fruit fly for the real world


How Levar Burton Tries To Avoid Police Mistreatment For Driving While Black
The Humanities, Declining? Not According to the Numbers.
And the Looting of Public Institutions Continues (last paragraph is key)
Apple’s web-based office software will force Google and Microsoft to up their game
A House Divided: Why the students at one prominent South African university, once a model of racial harmony, chose to resegregate.
The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero
Forensic Science Hunts Down Elephant Poachers
The Fall of the American Worker
Kevin Drum Smackdown Watch: I Forgot About Disaggregation!
Basic income vs capitalism
Transit Strike Shows the Dark Side of Silicon Valley’s Privatization Fetish
Wendy Davis shows why progressives need to nurture the grassroots
Are the Liberal Justices Savvy or Suckers?
What Patronizing False Concern Looks Like

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1 Response to Links 7/5/13

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    While the process they’ve laid out would construct solar cells with only 1 or 2 percent efficiency, the cells would also be so incredibly thin that they could produce up to 1,000 times more energy per pound than conventional photovoltaic cells.

    Who would be interested in that? If you are putting solar collectors on the roof of a building, area coverage is much more important than weight.
    The light weight could be a feature for satellite use, but the low efficiency would count against them there.

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