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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)...

2008-07-23 00:00:46

By Jonathan Brown GENERATIONS OF girls have fought their parents and teachers over the length of their skirts but the growing popularity of perma- tanned celebrities has thrown up a new battleground: how brown or orange their skin should be. Inspired by bronzed role models such as Girls Aloud, teenagers are slapping on more fake tan than ever before. So serious is the situation at Baines High School in Poulton- le-Fylde, Lancashire, that its |acting headteacher has written to parents,...

2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Karen Jonas POMONA - For people living in sunny Southern California, the future of solar energy is looking bright. Financial incentives might not completely offset the price of installing solar panels for the average homeowner, but taking people out of the more expensive energy tiers makes financial sense, said William Korthof, a system designer for Solar Electric Solutions. Korthof taught a workshop on solar energy Thursday and Friday at Cal Poly Pomona. The Solar Living...

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2008-07-15 12:10:00

California and Florida may vie for the title "sunshine state," but Colorado has the distinction of getting a lot more sunshine overall and thanks to its higher average altitude, a lot less atmosphere to shield its residents. Colorado trails other states in skin cancer rates but the three main types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, still afflict many here, ranging between 17.6 and 23.6 people per 100,000 in 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

2008-07-11 12:00:18

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Here's a heated debate: Is the summer sun more good or more bad? For the sun-sensitive, the sun is one big, flaming irritant _ too hot, too bright, too much. But for sun worshippers, old Sol represents fun, freedom, happiness. So who's right? As the warm and wonderful days of summer _ or is that the dangerous and uncomfortable days of summer? _ approach, let's start filling out the balance sheet on this burning hot question. We'll start with the bad. The sun can...

2008-07-09 12:00:44

COPENHAGEN, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Perez, an international expert in the science behind solar energy, is the recipient of the Daylight and Building Component Award for 2008. Perez will receive 100,000 Euro from The Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden and The Velux Fonden for his contributions to the study of daylight and sustainable energy. Through two decades of work, Professor Perez has developed various models for measuring solar radiation and daylight that are used by architects,...

2008-07-02 12:01:11

Even when there is no sunburn, the effects of the sun's ultraviolet, or UV, rays can have deadly consequences, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., said that UVB light is more harmful to skin because the body is less able to repair the DNA damage it causes than the damage caused by UVA light. The scientists exposed three sets of cells to UVA light, UVB light and simulated sunlight. They compared these cells to an unexposed...

2008-06-19 15:00:08

SUNBURN After all those months of pasty skin, who wouldn't be in a hurry to get a five-minute tan? But sitting out in the sun for hours at a time not only increases your risk of melanoma, it can also cause skin blisters, severe burns, and that very unenviable look of a bright red Brit on holiday. According to CancerHelp UK, 7000 people a year contract a potentially deadly malignant melanoma - which results in 1600 deaths every year. Every year in Lothian, about 300 people are diagnosed...

2008-06-19 09:01:08

By Kathy Gilbert, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 19--Sunshine peaks tomorrow, the longest day of the year. Yet health professionals increasingly warn that old sol is as much foe as friend, especially during the next few weeks. "It's a lifestyle issue. Prevention is part of the game," said Victor Czerkasij, a family nurse practitioner at Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center based in Dalton, Ga. Sunburn was once our only summer skin worry. Today, scientists know...

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2008-05-08 00:20:00

The sun has powered almost everything on Earth since life began, including its climate. The sun also delivers an annual and seasonal impact, changing the character of each hemisphere as Earth's orientation shifts through the year. Since the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces have begun to exert significant influence on Earth's climate. "For the last 20 to 30 years, we believe greenhouse gases have been the dominant influence on recent climate change," said Robert Cahalan,...


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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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