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2009-06-10 08:13:00

Many Top Vacation Spots Place Visitors at Risk for Increased UV Exposure PINELLAS PARK, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As travelers and their families head off to their favorite vacation spots this summer, many may be putting themselves at risk for increased exposure to the sun's dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Some of the most popular summer vacation destinations, like beaches and islands in warmer climates, are spots that have very high UV indexes. With the increased exposure to UV rays,...

2009-05-27 16:04:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising surface ozone concentrations are damaging nearly $2 billion in annual U.S. soybean crops, a NASA study of satellite measurements indicates. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The study, headed by NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was presented at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly meeting, May 24 in Toronto and looked at five years of soybean yields, surface ozone and satellite...

2009-05-18 15:39:40

Salad dressing aside, a pile of spinach has more nutritional value than a wedge of iceberg lettuce. That's because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health benefits. Now a team of plant physiologists has developed a way to make lettuce darker and redder"”and therefore healthier"”using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs).Steven Britz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., and colleagues...

2009-05-14 04:11:00

BEND, Ore., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WindowAlert announced today that it has sent technologically advanced window decals to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. The decals help prevent wild birds from striking windows. It is hoped that Michelle Obama and her children will set an example for the country by installing the decals on White House windows. WindowAlert is an environmental firm specializing in UV-reflective technology. The company manufactures window decals that...

2009-05-13 13:27:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all made mistakes: bell bottoms, scrunchies and laying out in the sun without sunscreen. All that's in the past. Thanks to advances in skin care and advice from experts, we now know sun worshipping isn't chic. In fact, it's downright dangerous. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1 million new cases of skin cancer in 2009 resulting in about 1,000 deaths. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and if...

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2009-05-11 23:50:00

Two U.S. ophthalmologists say wearing protective sunglasses helps preserve eye health. Dr. Donald J. D'Amico and Dr. Stephen Trokel, both of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, warn overexposure to the sun can not only cause skin cancer of the eyelids, but cornea sunburn and vision-blocking tissue growth. It has also been implicated in the development of cataracts and, possibly, macular degeneration. There are strong indications that chronic exposure to the...

2009-05-05 02:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that it will be supplying Therminol(R) synthetic heat transfer fluid to a new 50 MW solar thermal power plant in Lebrija, Spain, which will start up in spring 2010. Iberese, a Spanish company dedicated to building and managing plants powered by cogeneration and renewable energy, selected Therminol VP-1 due to its ability to meet demanding requirements of high temperature systems and Therminol's more than 20...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

UVSunSense Allows For More Accurate Application of Suntan Lotions, Reducing Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer and Long-Term Sun Damage May is National Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVSunSense wristband, a new, easy-to-use tool that helps people avoid overexposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun, is now available and will soon help families all across America reduce the risk of skin cancer and painful sun damage. The UVSunSense...

2009-04-23 16:29:03

British scientists say they've found plants absorb carbon dioxide more efficiently under Earth's polluted skies than they would in cleaner settings. Surprisingly, the effects of atmospheric pollution seem to have enhanced global plant productivity by as much as a quarter from 1960 to 1999, said lead author Lina Mercado of the Center for Ecology & Hydrology. This resulted in a net 10 percent increase in the amount of carbon stored by the land once other effects were taken into account. The...

2009-04-21 07:02:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sunlight Corp, announces the launch of its new product - the Solar Powered Attic Fan; an easy to install fan that is proven to save money when installed on existing homes as well as new construction. With its advanced design, simple installation and low price, U.S. Sunlight Corporation is offering an easy and affordable way for homeowners to improve their homes by participating in an eco-friendly and energy efficient lifestyle. "Our company...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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