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Submission + - Third World Saves First Word (designforthefirstworld.com)

axlrosen writes: Dx1W is "a competition for Third World minds to solve First World problems". After all, developing countries are presumably developing into developed countries. And developed countries aren't exactly problem-free.

"We have been focusing our energy and resources on trying to solve our Third World problems to become more like the First World. But perhaps it is time that we, the so called Third World minds, focused our energy and creativity on solving some of the First World problems. We will have a brighter future to look forward to, and perhaps this can help us rethink and approach our current problems from a different perspective."

Submission + - Please correct the solar panel story (slashdot.org)

axlrosen writes: Please correct the summary of this story. The panels are 15-20% efficient, not 86% efficient. It would be sad if people thought that super-efficient solar power would soon be available, thus discounting the need for other energy improvements.

Details of the correct data are in this comment: http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1566304&cid=31312864

Thanks! :)

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