AFFECTS Solar Wind Alert
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Last 2 hour extreme values: |B| = 5.9 nT, Bz = -4.5 nT and V = 687.3 km/s. With current threshold values: |B| > 15 nT, Bz 650 km/s.
The Event Chronicle
34 minutes
Oil, coal and natural gas are such effective energy sources because they can be stored and burned whenever needed—whether in a car’s gas tank or at an electric plant. Solar and wind generate electricity only when nature cooperates, and batteries are the lone way to store electricity to be used anytime. If batteries become cheap, powerful, safe and quick to charge, one of carbon’s big advantages disappears. The headline on the IEEE’s report even asked: “Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil?” This breakthrough could finally make gasoline-powered, emission-spewing cars seem as gross and old-timey as an outhouse. If Goodenough’s battery works as advertised, Tesla, General Motors and other automakers could sell electric cars that would travel 600 miles on a charge. Recharging would take about as long as a stop for breakfast at a Waffle House.
AFFECTS Solar Wind Alert
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Last 2 hour extreme values: |B| = 6.4 nT, Bz = -5.3 nT and V = 723.0 km/s. With current threshold values: |B| > 15 nT, Bz 650 km/s.
Universe Today
3 hours
As part of their effort to kick-start the eventual colonization of Mars, SpaceX is sending an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars. Initially, that mission was set for 2018, but is now re-scheduled for 2020. Now, SpaceX says they're working with NASA to select a suitable landing site for their first Dragon mission to Mars. At a presentation in Texas on March 18th, Paul Wooster of SpaceX said that they have been working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to identify candidate landing sites on the surface of Mars. In order to aid colonization, the sites need to be: near the equator, for solar power near large quantities of ice, for water at low elevation, for better thermal conditions But finding a site that meets those conditions is difficult. According to SpaceNews , the study done with NASA initially recognized 4 regions in Mars' northern hemisphere, all within 40 degrees of the equator.
Washingtons Blog
4 hours
S. to clean energy [vii] , provide clean drinking water everywhere it's needed on the planet [viii] , build fast trains between all major U.S. cities [ix] , and double non-military U.S. foreign aid rather than cutting it [x] , Whereas even 121 retired U.S. generals have written a letter opposing cutting foreign aid [xi] , Whereas a December 2014 Gallup poll of 65 nations found that the United States was far and away the country considered the largest threat to peace in the world [xii] , Whereas a United States responsible for providing clean drinking water, schools, medicine, and solar panels to others would be more secure and face far less hostility around the world, Whereas our environmental and human needs are desperate and urgent, Whereas the military is itself the greatest consumer of petroleum we have [xiii] , Whereas economists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have documented that military spending is an economic drain rather than a jobs program [xiv] , Be it therefore resolved that the ____________ of ___________, ________, urges the United States Congress to move our tax dollars in exactly the opposite direction proposed by the President, from militarism to human and environmental needs.
Daily Mail - Science
4 hours
Images by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reveal the the sun has been spotless for 15 days. This is the longest stretch of spotlessness since the last solar minimum in April 2010.
ScienceDaily
5 hours
Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study.
ScienceDaily
5 hours
Ars Technica
6 hours
Phys.Org
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Phys.Org
6 hours
Instead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future.
AFFECTS Solar Wind Alert
6 hours
Last 2 hour extreme values: |B| = 6.6 nT, Bz = -4.7 nT and V = 726.6 km/s. With current threshold values: |B| > 15 nT, Bz 650 km/s.
MintPress News
7 hours
India Right alongside China is India, the world’s other major emerging economy, which has tripled its coal capacity since 2007. Together the countries accounted for 86% of new coal power around the world over the past 10 years. And together they are facing a critical crossroads: stick with coal, which has boosted growth at the expense the public’s health and the environment, or bet big on alternatives including solar, nuclear and gas. India, like China, is in some ways having that decision made for it. Utilization of existing coal plants is falling dramatically, thanks to overbuilding and “massive expansion of renewables, conservation of energy because of efficiency measures”, according to the country’s Power Minister. The result? India already has more than enough coal projects for the next few years, the ministry said last year. And that statement was compounded by the government’s National Energy Plan, which concluded India required no further coal power capacity (beyond that under construction) for the next decade.
AFFECTS Solar Wind Alert
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Last 2 hour extreme values: |B| = 7.0 nT, Bz = -3.8 nT and V = 710.5 km/s. With current threshold values: |B| > 15 nT, Bz 650 km/s.
Manchester Evening News
8 hours
The Event Chronicle
8 hours
The Event Chronicle
8 hours
SPACE.com
10 hours
Inc.
11 hours
This beautiful solar panel system shows what practicality, brilliance and efficiency look like together.
The Event Chronicle
12 hours
The Three Grids There are three main Grids that operate through and around Earth; the first we will look at is the Crystalline Grid, which links the Crystals in the Earth. by Soluntra King THE CRYSTALLINE GRID Where this Grid crosses are major portals, vortexes and dimensional doorways that connect the Inner Earth and Earth to: Other dimensional worlds Stars and Planets in the Galaxy Solar System and Beyond The Crystalline Grid keeps harmony within the Earth plane and at the portals links the Earth to the Stars and Universe to have harmony with our neighbors in space. Just us when the meridians are free and flowing and so we are in good health within our body and with other beings, so to with the Grids in the Earth. The Ancients were aware of this and so constructed Pyramids, Temples, Standing Stones, Stone Circles to align this energy with the Stars and Inner Earth and hold the beam as it were, as well as creating dimensional gateways for beings to travel from other worlds.
Techradar
12 hours
When needed, they can then be flipped out and begin scouting. "They can do parallel science with a rover, so you can increase the amount you're doing in a day," said Jaakko Karras, PUFFER's project manager at JPL. "We can see these being used in hard-to-reach locations squeezing under ledges, for example." PUFFER is equipped with two treaded wheels, a tail for stability and solar panels on its belly that allow it to flip over to recharge. A high-resolution micro-imager allows it to see objects just 10 micrometres in size. Rugged environments So far the bot has been tested in a variety of rugged environments a ski resort in Grand Junction, Colorado, in Big Bear, California, and on Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. On a flat path it can manage about 625 metres on one battery charge. The next step is to figure out what instruments to add for maximum usefulness to future space research.
AFFECTS Solar Wind Alert
12 hours
Last 2 hour extreme values: |B| = 10.2 nT, Bz = -7.2 nT and V = 720.7 km/s. With current threshold values: |B| > 15 nT, Bz 650 km/s.
KyivPost
13 hours
With the reduce of technology costs, more and more households will be interested in the transition to their own sources of power generation (solar panels or wind turbines). It is also very important to resolve the “rules of the game” and to simplify licensing procedures as much as possible. Third, the reduce of energy consumption in Ukraine will be a major step to achieve energy independence. It isnt a secret that we have great opportunities to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector (through insulation, installation of meters, transition to more efficient technologies). Industry sector has the similar objectives as well. Actually, these things are discussed for a long time in Ukraine, and there is no exclusive or unique recipe. The main thing is to move from words to real changes. The post The Reforms Guide: Expert says hitting 2020 goal for gas production will be difficult' appeared first on KyivPost .
KyivPost
13 hours
With the reduce of technology costs, more and more households will be interested in the transition to their own sources of power generation (solar panels or wind turbines). It is also very important to resolve the “rules of the game” and to simplify licensing procedures as much as possible. Third, the reduce of energy consumption in Ukraine will be a major step to achieve energy independence. It isnt a secret that we have great opportunities to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector (through insulation, installation of meters, transition to more efficient technologies). Industry sector has the similar objectives as well. Actually, these things are discussed for a long time in Ukraine, and there is no exclusive or unique recipe. The main thing is to move from words to real changes. The post The Reforms Guide: Energy expert says reaching 2020 goal for domestic gas production will be difficult' appeared first on KyivPost .