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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.