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Space radiation is risky business for the human body

While people protect their eyes from the sun's radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts.

Keeping astronauts – and Earth – safe from destructive solar storms

Space enthusiasts are invited to become scientists to help identify massive solar eruptions by watching video clips recorded in space.

Utilities: Solar Trade Protections Do More Harm Than Good

Over the past several years, utilities and public power producers have increasingly diversified their portfolios for a variety of strategic reasons in a dynamic that echoes the U.S. government’s own “All of the Above” energy strategy. Show More Summary

Florida residents prohibited from using solar energy after Hurricane Irma

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn't use them during the outage - or they'd be breaking the law. State code requires people toShow More Summary

Image: Northern Lights over Canada from the ISS

The spectacular aurora borealis, or the "northern lights," over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station's main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground.

Electricity Production is Radically Changing

The age of batteries is just getting started. In the latest episode of our animated series, Sooner Than You Think, Bloomberg’s Tom Randall does the math on when solar plus batteries might start wiping fossil fuels off the grid.   The...Show More Summary

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the...

The plan to send 50 small spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Asteroids have a lot to teach us about the early days of the Solar System, but their nomadic nature makes them hard to study. To observe a wide range of space rocks, a European team is proposing a mission called the Asteroid TouringShow More Summary

Four Winds Report for Sept. 20, 2017

Today's New Moon in Virgo is the first New Moon since the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Many people have been feeling the reverberations of that event quite palpably, both in their personal lives and... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Scorching hot Mercury looks icier than previously thought

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn't the first planet in the solar system you'd think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and perpetually dark poles mean that on the night side, the mercury (pun intended) can plummet to -290° F (-180° C), creating the perfect conditions for icy deposits. Show More Summary

Canberra joins the World Solar Challenge with ANU’s first entrant in epic race

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian National University’s Sol Invictus team has unveiled its entrant in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, along with a $20,000 sponsorship from the ACT Government. Two years in development, the MTAA Super Charge entry is the ANU’s first attempt at the race, which brings together competitors from more than 26 countries, including some of the […]

Why Solar Advocates Are Crying Foul Over New York’s Latest REV Order

New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative just took a wrong turn, according to solar groups. Last week, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an order for setting the Value of Distributed Energy Resources,...Show More Summary

Solar system artwork featuring the precise locations of the planets on the day of your birth

4 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Spacetime Coordinates sells prints, metal mementos, and t-shirts that feature the planets of the solar system in the exact locations they were in on the date of your birth (or other significant date). For their new Kickstarter campaign,...Show More Summary

Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts?

Make a photovoltaic solar cell using common household items... and donuts! Read more on MAKE The post Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts? appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Space Hurricane's --"Gigantic Solar Eruptions Sweep the Magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn & Other Planets"

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult...        

LGs Brings New High-Efficiency Residential Solar Panels To SPI For Reveal

LG has unveiled a series of new residential solar modules that take the record as the highest efficiency residential solar panel produced by LGs Brings New High-Efficiency Residential Solar Panels To SPI For Reveal was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

QUICK NEWS, September 19: All About Climate Change In 17 Short Answers; New Energy Ready To Step Up; How Old Energy Attacks Solar

All About Climate Change In 17 Short Answers Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. Justin Gillis, September 19, 2017 (NY Times) “…[Understanding the facts about global] warming can be daunting…[This easy-to-read...Show More Summary

Court: Group can't charge church for power from solar panels

A divided North Carolina appeals court says a clean-energy advocacy group can't install solar panels on a church roof and charge for the electricity generated. The state Court of Appeals … Click to Continue »

More Good News About Solar Energy: Scientists Create Real Fuel With “Fake” Photosynthesis

A new artificial photosynthesis system captures carbon dioxide and converts it directly into ethanol and ethylene with the help of solar energy More Good News About Solar Energy: Scientists Create Real Fuel With “Fake” Photosynthesis...Show More Summary

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