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SOLAR HARVESTERS

Make way for the world's first fiber-optic solar cell. Unlike traditional components, which tend to be rigid and unyielding, the silicon-based wire is no thicker than the width of a human hair. Scalable to many meters in length, the fiber opens up the possibility of a new generation of flexible fabrics capable of converting solar radiation into direct-current electricity.

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