I read this article at popsci.com about a 13-year-old boy who designed new, super-efficient way to organize solar panels.
Aiden Dwyer was walking in the forest in the winter time and noticed a pattern in the tree branches. After studying them for a while, he realized that they grew in a spirals. He found that they were organized in the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,etc.).
|This is the picture he drew.|
|Here is his model next to the traditional version|
You can read his essay that he wrote here. Pretty cool for a 13-year-old to figure out!