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2013-06-11 23:31:56

Recent research has revealed the biological mechanism of sunburn. Expert dermatologist Dr. Robin Fleck provides tips on sun protection and the consequences that can result from sun overexposure. Prescott, Arizona (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Sunburns are a preventable, yet all too common problem. When sunburn occurs, the skin turns red and is painful for several days. In severe cases, the skin may itch, develop a rash, peel, and this may be associated with fever or flu-like symptoms. Until now,...

Spain's Solar Radiation Increasing
2013-06-06 16:01:54

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. This increase is linked to the decreased presence of clouds, which has increased the amount of direct radiation reaching us from the Sun. "The mean annual G series over Spain shows a tendency to increase during the 1985-2010 period,...

2013-05-20 23:01:55

In order to prepare for the long hot days of summer, the supplemental health and wellness team from DrSmartphoneMD launched an article series to raise awareness about skincare health and prevention of serious sunburns. Tampa Florida (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 In order to prepare for the long hot days of summer, the supplemental health and wellness team from DrSmartphoneMD launched an article series to raise awareness about skincare health and prevention of serious sunburns. The series launched...

2013-05-16 23:25:50

Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA): Dermatology group's research promotes a balanced message about UV exposure. Dr Richard Weller presented his research just last week on how Ultraviolet (UV) light from sunlamps can help lower blood pressure. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Sunlamp exposure lowered blood pressure in a University of Edinburgh study lead by dermatologist Dr. Richard Weller. When volunteers were exposed to ultraviolet light a compound called nitric oxide is released in...

Sunlight Lowers Blood Pressure
2013-05-08 10:29:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the days are getting longer and longer across North America, there´s no excuse for not going outside and getting a little sun. According to a new study by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, exposing the skin to sunlight can lower blood pressure, effectively reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack and cardiovascular disease. The researchers said the blood pressure benefits of getting moderate sunlight most...

2013-04-25 20:37:23

A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides new evidence that longwave ultraviolet light (UVA) induces a protein that could result in premature skin aging. The findings demonstrate that aspects of photoaging, the process of skin aging by chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation, could be linked to genetic factors that accelerate the aging process when induced by the environment. The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology,...

2013-03-29 23:02:45

The hot new track from Australian DJ/Producer I Am Sam entitled “Sunlight (feat. Michelangelo)” will be released April 4th via Radikal Records. Teaneck, NJ (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 I Am Sam has already achieved quite a bit in a short amount of time, rising from a local DJ and aspiring music producer to a national DJ, international producer and top notch remixer. I Am Sam has remixed for the likes of Sarah Mcleod, P Money, Men At Work, and Pablo Calamari (Act Yo Age) to name a few,...

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2013-03-27 18:31:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It has long been known that light colors can reflect heat, while dark colors can absorb heat, but it is all a matter of light. This is because light is energy and darker colors have greater absorption, thus more heat. Even light-colored materials, such as cement or concrete, can absorb heat during the day and release it at night. Because buildings are used primarily during the day, it is typically required to cool them during...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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