Smart guys at Rensselaer Polytechnic (a cold place where smart people congregate and where 50% then turn insanely liberal in adult life) have done it again:
Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics at Rensselaer, and his team’s new nanoengineered reflective coating absorbed 96.21 percent of sunlight shone upon it — meaning that only 3.79 percent of the sunlight was reflected and unharvested.
It’s almost perfect!
Put another way, if we persist in repeating the tragedy of socialism we should do so with infinite resources.
Our need for good science is obvious. That is why diversions like global climate change, which politicize science concern me so much. We can’t afford to waste our smart people.