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"Nov. 6, 2013 - Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London." "The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations that enhanced energy generation in solar cells containing a cluster of 'nanorods', leading to a 40 per cent increase in efficiency of the solar cells." Hehe.. Couldn't help myself; found the title funny & It is actually a real study and the effects are real and kind of impressive. The solar cell type is zinc oxide nano rods - so pretty exotic still. "The researchers grew billions of tiny rods (nanorods) made from zinc oxide, then covered them with an active polymer to form a device that converts sunlight into electricity." .Further down the article "Scientists had previously shown that applying pressure or strain to zinc oxide materials could result in voltage outputs, known as the piezoelectric effect. However, the effect of these piezoelectric voltages on solar cell efficiency had not received significant attention before." Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131106073901.htm?utm_source=fee dburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmatter_energy%2 Fsolar_energy+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Matter+%26+Energy+News+--+Solar+Energy%29 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.