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Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. [via]

Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Anonymous

    What a pain to cut these up! Why hexagonal? Slightly higher efficiency than square, or just a cuter photo?

    • jammit

      It may be hexagonal just from the way the crystal is grown. It may do that naturally.