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Monday, February 23, 2015


I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. ... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. — Sir George Porter (Born 6 Dec 1920; died 31 Aug 2002),
English chemist, who was awarded a share of the 1967 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The Observer, London (26 Aug 1973).