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2011-12-04 08:13:36

With an extended period of solar activity set to start as early as next year, storms originating from the sun could cause widespread blackouts and massive economic losses, a German insurance firm has predicted. The study, which was the work of Allianz, is the topic of a December 2 article by Reuters reporter Ethan Bilby which states that the "upcoming cycle of stormy solar activity risks causing damage to electrical transformers and threatening vulnerable energy infrastructure around the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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