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Old 12-22-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Uh, in this thread.
The article is typical of 21st century journalism. Weekly Reader level, with a few big words thrown in. Absolutely no answers offered to the kinds of deep, penetrating questions that the average fifth-grader would think of.

If this link is the ONLY article about this, what does that tell you about peer review?

Somebody let us know if any astute investigative journalist has posed this question: Just how much gold (at $1400 per ounce) would it take to create a significant amount of useful illumination for one summer from one deciduous tree? And what is the cost of the labor to infuse this gold into the trees every spring to provide 6 months of light? And what would be the added cost of maintaining alternative lighting for the other 6 months of the year?

This is a perfect example of a theoretical scientist making an interesting discovery, and a bunch of nuts taking it and running with it into some kind of science-fiction scenario. Here's another idea. Replace all the trees in the world with apple treas, and eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"This is a perfect example of a theoretical scientist making an interesting discovery, and a bunch of nuts taking it and running with it into some kind of science-fiction scenario."

Good science fiction is much more believable. The genre for this article is fantasy.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:36 AM
 
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Pretty much most of them where I live. Feel bad for you.

BUT the leaves fall of the trees every year here so it couldn't really REPLACE streetlights 365/days.
My area of the country:

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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And then a few years later we find out that the entire ecosystem is now disrupted. And it is also affecting human health...somehow.
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