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Figure 1000w/m2 at noon on a sunny day. We already know how to harvest in excess of 20% of that via photovoltaics. Photosynthesis is not nearly that efficient (around 5%). Energy not converted by the plant is lost as heat and reflected/fluoresced light. You can't recover that from the ground. Any plant material in the ground is there as a result of photosynthesis (energy used to create biomass), so you can't tap inefficiencies there, they've already been spent making the...
A basic knowledge of physics and chemistry is sufficient to debunk. You'll have to obtain that yourself.I have not made the claim that 3W can be generated from a houseplant, they have. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The onus is not on me to debunk this, though a basic understanding of chemistry and physics should be sufficient for most to do it themselves. 
It is amusing to see who'll fall for a hoax. Perpetual motion anyone?
Both uses of "nanoseconds" should be "microseconds", as indicated on page 9 of the linked PDF file.
Aperture continues to work as always for me, under 10.10.3.
Conscientious objection is unrelated to sexual identification. Introducing this into the discussion does not help your case. If the evidential trend continues, variations in sexual indication and preference will be shown by science to be as natural as variations in skin, eye and hair color. There exist many people born with ambiguous outer genitalia, and neither XY nor XX chromosomal arrangement, showing that Nature's relentless experimentation through evolution doesn't...
Apple's A8 delivers greater bang for Apple's buck than Intel processors, as they don't have to pay Intel's margins (which indirectly support Apple's competition). iOS is also Apple's most shipped OS, and the Apple TV business and usage models are much more like that of iOS devices than Macs. It makes no sense to me for Apple to use Intel processors in anything that absolutely doesn't require it. The Mac is the only product for which that's (currently) true, as Windows...
Geo-synchronous satellites orbit more than 22,000 miles out. Any message sent via that route traverses more than 44,000 miles. A fiber connection between Apple's most geographically disparate data centers would be no more than 10,000 miles long, and far less expensive than a satellite. Without knowing more about Boeing's technology, it's difficult to say what use Apple might make of it. Motorola's failed Iridium project promised seamless global mobile communications....
"Teardown of Apple's new 13" MacBook Pro reveals 'Force Touch' trackpad, shared tech with new MacBook Air"   How do you reveal something that's public knowledge? Apple's own videos show more than this teardown.
 Nope.The new MacBook is 0.52" thick.The MacBook Airs (both sizes) are 0.68".
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