The Internet Makes You Mean

New York Teen’s Science Experiment Made The Internet So Very Angry

Curiosity made the internet kill a cat

Aidan Dwyer, a 13-year-old resident of Northport, Long Island, was staring at trees on a hike one day, when came up with an idea for a solar panel that mimicked the natural shape of trees to more efficiently capture solar energy. It was a lot like that scene from Little Man Tate. He became an internet sensation, until, of course, somebody bothered to check his math.

The young Mr. Dwyer had recorded voltage, when he needed to calculate power. The haters came out of the woodwork.The Wall Street Journal reports that the American Museum of Natural History, which had first publicized his work, was concerned for their reputation. His parents were concerned for his safety. Read More