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2008-09-25 03:00:27

Alternative energy is more than a popular buzzword for pupils at Sego Middle School. Because of a $20,000 solar panel provided by Georgia Power, Sego is one of fewer than a dozen schools in the state where pupils are learning hands-on lessons about capturing light from the sun and turning it into energy. "It's opened a whole world to them they didn't know existed," Assistant Principal Sonya Bailey said. The solar panel was erected in one of Sego's courtyards in the spring and...

2008-09-23 12:00:13

By ELIZABETH McMEEKIN This week: Vitamin D Scientist and writer Oliver Gillie has found that a lack of sunshine - and a lack of vitamin D as a result - contributes to Scotland's higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis (MS). What about our bad diet, alcohol problems and genetics? Don't they have something to do with it as well? While cancer and heart disease can come as a result of many factors, including genetic predisposition...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

By Claire Harrison BANGOR starlet Niamh Perry today joined calls from a leading cancer charity for under 18s to be banned from using sunbeds in Northern Ireland. The I'd Do Anything contestant warned against the dangers of turning to sunbeds to keep summer tans topped up as she threw her support behind Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign. This year, the charity is focusing on young people and the dangers of sunbathing and sunbed use on young skin. The charity said that while people...

2008-09-02 09:00:36

Sunrise Solar Corp. (OTCBB:SSLR) announced today the introduction of a Solar Light Brick for the integration of solar technologies into traditional construction materials. This innovative technology includes advanced solar cells, an energy storage device and a crystal lighting system that surrounds the energy module in a square or rectangle. The imbedded solar cell generates electricity when the sun shines and stores it in the storage device. The light is automatically activated after...

2008-08-30 18:00:35

By LIZA WILLIAMS A LIVERPOOL dermatologist last night warned that patients with cancer and sun damaged skin are getting younger because of excessive sunbed use. Dr Tim Clayton, who works for Aintree hospital and treats children at Alder Hey, said teenagers are developing skin cancer because they expose themselves to too many damaging rays, whether on sunbeds or sunbathing outdoors. He said: "Skin cancer is on the increase and this is mainly due to more of us holidaying abroad and not...

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2008-08-29 09:10:00

A new cycle of solar activity, which will reach its peak in 2011-2012, will bring large emissions of radiation and cause social unrest on the Earth, Academic Adviser of the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences Yuri Zaitsev told Interfax-AVN. "Scientists expect a new cycle of solar activity and are trying to predict what the 24th cycle would be like. The cycle begins with a series of major solar flares, which shows that the entire period will not be easy," he said. He said the largest...

2008-08-18 18:00:47

By ADAM MORRIS IT hasn't really been the kind of summer for youngsters to enjoy the sun. But the dreary recent weather is exactly the type which can be the most dangerous for skin cancer, a leading cancer charity has warned. A city-wide campaign has been launched today by Cancer Research to warn children, teenagers and their parents that just because the sun isn't blazing, it is safe to expose skin without protection. The striking image of youngsters wrapped in warning tape beside...

2008-08-18 00:00:38

SUNBURN might seem the last thing families need worry about in a wash-out summer. But health experts warn that the on-off weather can be just as risky as a prolonged heatwave if proper precautions are not taken. Even overcast weather isn't guaranteed protection from the sun's ultra-violet rays. Dr Diana Forrest, chairwoman of the group representing Cheshire and Merseyside's eight directors of public health, said: "Most people are keen to enjoy any sunshine we're lucky enough to see...

2008-07-28 18:00:28

THOUSANDS of visitors turned out in superb sunshine to enjoy a full programme of entertainment at the Port Sunlight Village Festival yesterday. Among the attractions at the free event, set against the backdrop of the historic garden village, was an appearance by local boy band Eton Road, of X Factor fame, along with contributions by Liverpool School of Samba. There was also a vintage vehicles and car rally, fairground, street theatre, food court and chef demonstrations. A variety of...

2008-07-28 18:00:28

THERE was fun in the sun at Port Sunlight. A funfair, parades, horse and cart rides and food and drink stalls keep the crowds entertained in the picturesque Victorian village yesterday. The event was organised by Friends of Port Sunlight group and Port Sunlight Village Trust. There was a vintage car rally, samba and salsa dancers and live music to entertain. It wasn't just humans that had a fun day out - dogs did too. A free dog show saw pooches compete for top prizes. (c)...


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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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