Ahead of the expected reversal of its magnetic field, images caught by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory show what NASA calls a "curling spray" of plasma leaping from an active region of the sun's surface. NO AUDIO.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is one of the solar system's most mysterious landmarks. Based on what scientists understand about fluid dynamics, this massive storm – which is big enough to engulf the Earth two or three times over – should...
WASHINGTON D.C. Nov. 14, 2013 -- Jupiter's Great Red Spot is one of the solar system's most mysterious landmarks. Based on what scientists understand about fluid dynamics, this massive storm – which is big enough to engulf the Earth two or three times over – should have disappeared centuries ago. read more
The sun unleashed the third major solar flare in three days, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory scientists said. The massive solar storm occurred late Sunday at 10:03 p.m. EDT (0203 Oct. 28 GMT). It registered as an X-class solar flare —...
Teaser Understanding Earth’s dynamic climate requires knowledge of more than just greenhouse gases. One of the key measurements scientists measure is reflected solar radiance, or the amount of outgoing sunlight energy scattered from Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Show More Summary
The sun emitted a solar flare at 8:30 pm EDT on October 23rd, and NASA captured in all its glory at its Solar Dynamics Observatory. Doesn't it look pretty? Read more...
Solar power is fantastic, sure. But while the tech behind solar panels is zooming forward, there are other problems holding it back. Problems like installation and cleaning. Fortunately robots are here to help. More »
Solar power is fantastic, sure. But while the tech behind solar panels is zooming forward, there are other problems holding it back. Problems like installation and cleaning. Fortunately robots are here to help. Read more...
The Dancing Screen by Eleonora Nicoletti is a dynamic architectural installation that generates electric power from the sun. Nicoletti designed the screen as a charging point for passers-by to quickly power up their electronic devices. The screen is constructed
The SCI-Arc-/Caltech home, DALE, which stands for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is an exercise two years in the making that reacts to California's love for super-sized suburban tract homes by trading in the typical 3,000+ square foot home for a compact,
If the solar energy revolution has taught us anything, it’s how the dynamics of the energy game is empowering consumers, as seen in Colorado. A recently released study by the Vote Solar Initiative and undertaken by Crossbar Energy said solar power systems in Colorado Xcel Energy districts provide up to $11 million in benefits for customers. Show More Summary
Using an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, called the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, scientists have overturned previous notions of how the sun's writhing insides move from equator to pole and back again, a key part of understanding how the dynamo works. Show More Summary
In last week's article, I described how EVE Online maintains the illusion of full-scale solar systems by dynamically creating small pockets of high-detail space called grids. It's within these discrete bubbles that everything we do in space takes place, from mining asteroids to running missions or shooting at other players. Show More Summary
Nanosize structure is a thousand times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper. A highly desirable solution that can change the dynamics of solar cell design. read more
By Sneha Shah: The solar industry is a very dynamic industry with industry leaders becoming bankrupt and small solar stocks giving multi-bagger returns. Many of the leading solar companies such as Q-Cells are bankrupt while small companies such as Canadian Solar (CSIQ) have given tremendous profits to investors in the last one year. Show More Summary
A solar tsunami observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field. Solar tsunamis are produced by enormous explosions in the Sun's atmosphere called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Show More Summary
This image has been around for a bit, but I just stumbled on it — so here you go: Per the NASA write up, this is a collage of images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, mostly showing measurements of light at particular wavelenths, w. a bit of other information as well. I want [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Movies of giant loops projecting from the surface of the Sun are giving new insights into the complex mechanisms that drive solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). These eruptions release vast energy and electrically charged particles that can affect the Earth through space weather. Imagery shows the dynamics of loops before, during and after eruptions.
DALE, which is an acronym for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is a net zero micro dwelling that produces all of its own energy with rooftop solar panels. It is also incredibly energy efficient thanks to the incorporation of intelligent passive design,
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered into a turbulent and dynamic region of space that's once again resetting our notions of what's out there at the edge of the solar system. Read more...