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Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth
We’ve all seen movies and TV shows over the years that give us a glimpse at what life on Earth would be like if we lost all power and our electronics were inoperable. What you might…
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Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight

Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight
Last week in the California desert, a $2.2 billion solar plant opened that creates electricity by harnessing solar energy. Rather than using traditional solar panels, this facility has hundreds of mirror-like reflectors that shoot the sunlight…
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SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare
This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain…
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Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone
Not all Earth-sized planets are Earth-like. Take for instance the planet Kepler 78b, it’s Earth like in size but orbits too close to its parent star for any chances supporting life as we know it. That…
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Street Charging Stations Juice up Your Mobile with the Power of the Sun

Street Charging Stations Juice up Your Mobile with the Power of the Sun
So you’re doing your groceries or are out for a run, when you suddenly get a call – and then your phone dies because it’s out of power. What’s a desperate person supposed to do at…
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Star Wars Sun Reflector for Your Landspeeder

Star Wars Sun Reflector for Your Landspeeder
It sucks that we have to ride around in Honda Civics and the like, they are driving Landspeeders and piloting X-Wings in a galaxy far, far away; not to mention the Millennium Falcon. But hey, you…
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Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House
Do you find yourself sitting in the dark, even if it’s bright and sunny outside? Well, speaking from experience, regular exposure to sunlight can really make you feel better both mentally and physically. But if the…
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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours
On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of two incredible eclipses…
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Flatsun: 60,000 LEDs Simulate the Sun

Flatsun: 60,000 LEDs Simulate the Sun
I didn’t think that anything could accurately emulate theSsun, but that didn’t stop Rafael Lozano-Hemmer from trying, as he used 60,000 LEDs to recreate some solar magic – albeit without the intense light and heat of…
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Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming
A group of scientists from Scotland have an insane idea to help reverse the effects of global warming here on Earth. The scientists think they can grab a near-Earth asteroid called 1036 Ganymed and use it…
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Solar Sunflower Charger Offers Flower Power

Solar Sunflower Charger Offers Flower Power
Looking for a solar charger for your gadgets, but want something other than a black box with a solar panel glued to it? Then Check out XD Design’s latest creation – the Solar Sunflower, a gadget…
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Intellego UV-Sensing Wristband: Never Get Fried by the Sun Again

Intellego UV-Sensing Wristband: Never Get Fried by the Sun Again
Tanning can be dangerous, especially if you fall asleep on the beach while soaking in some rays. These UV-sensing wristbands will let you know when you’ve had too much sun. Once you’ve had your fill, they…
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Weather Neue & Sun iPhone Apps: Minimal Designs, Easy Forecasts

Weather Neue & Sun iPhone Apps: Minimal Designs, Easy Forecasts
These days, with the heat and the rain, it always makes sense to open up a weather app before you leave home to check out what the temperature will be like. These two new apps are…
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ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit

ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit
I’ve been telling my kids for a week now that last night we were going watch Venus creep across the face of the Sun. Naturally, when the time came, it was cloudy and we couldn’t see…
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Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years

Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years
If you’re the sort geek who likes to look at the stars and other celestial events, you want to have an eye turned to the sky around sunset next Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to view the…
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NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video

NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video
NASA always has an eye on the Sun and other parts of the solar system just in case something cool happens. Turns out that NASA caught a very cool phenomenon back in September of 2011. The…
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