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Subtle connections between the 11-year-solar cycle, the stratosphere and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to research results appearing this week in the journal Science.
Our sun does not radiate evenly. The best known example of radiation fluctuations is the famous 11-year cycle of sun spots. Nobody denies its influence on the natural climate variability, but climate models have, to-date, not been able to satisfactorily reconstruct its impact on climate activity.
A new study suggests that a lack of sunshine may cloud memory and other thinking or "cognitive" functions in some people with depression, Reuters reported.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. announced today that it will be supplying Therminol(R) VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid to a new 470 MW hybrid solar plant in Ain-Ben-Mathar, Morocco and a 170 MW hybrid solar plant in Hassi R'Mel, Algeria.
Experts warn that 75 percent of parents expose their children to bright sunlight without real protection.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of human history has witnessed people living and working outdoors during the light of day, absorbing "life-charging" full-spectrum solar energy from the sky.
WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Post condemning the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a "Group 1" carcinogen.
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.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BusinessWeek.com recently launched a story citing Oprah as 'Tech's Latest Trendsetter'.
SHANGHAI, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
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...
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...
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...
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...