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2009-06-29 14:58:16

Leaving a child in a hot car is like leaving a child in a lit oven, a U.S. emergency physician warns. Dr. Nick Jouriles, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, says children throughout the country die each year as a direct result of being left alone in a hot vehicle. The most important thing to know is that it does not have to be brutally hot outside for it to be brutally hot inside the car, Jouriles said in a statement. A vehicle's window will act like a greenhouse,...

2009-06-25 08:30:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BusinessWeek.com recently launched a story citing Oprah as 'Tech's Latest Trendsetter'. The article reports that among well-known tech companies -- such as Twitter and Kindle that have benefited from Oprah's "priceless" nod of approval -- is leading producer and distributor of far infrared saunas, Sunlight Saunas. The commercial and home saunas offered by Sunlight Saunas were showcased by Dr. Oz on a segment on the Oprah Winfrey Show entitled...

2009-06-24 15:10:00

SHANGHAI, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar products, today announced that it will be attending Intersolar North America July 14-16 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090309/JASOLARLOGO) The company will be hosting meetings at booth 9235. About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Based in Shanghai with manufacturing operations in Hebei and Yangzhou, China,...

2009-06-18 08:00:00

Solar Decathlon sponsorship is part of TI's ongoing commitment to enable smart energy and promote the development of solar technology DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the first SolarDay(TM), a national day of recognition for the growth of solar energy in the U.S., Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is announcing its sponsorship of the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. As a returning sponsor, TI is investing in future innovators to help solve some of the world's most...

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...


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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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