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2011-12-30 08:00:00

US Sunlight wins another award for their innovated line of energy efficient products: the Solar Attic Fans and Solar Controller are declared by the editors of BUILDERnews magazine as the “Best Sustainable Product of 2011” in their annual publication release of the year´s best products for builders, contractors, architects and material suppliers. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 BUILDERnews BUILDERnews, a fifteen year old monthly publication has a distribution...

2011-11-28 17:33:32

Researchers at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Spain) have created "shadow models" and a type of software that calculates the amount of solar radiation that reaches streets and buildings in high resolution. According to the results published in the Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, they could help to optimize the energy consumption of cities. "Solar radiation that falls on a certain point in the city varies depending on the time of day, the weather conditions, the...

2011-11-21 09:33:06

Implications for medical diagnostics, security and solar energy Materials that emit visible light after being exposed to sunlight are commonplace and can be found in everything from emergency signage to glow-in-the-dark stickers. But until now, scientists have had little success creating materials that emit light in the near-infrared range, a portion of the spectrum that only can be seen with the aid of night vision devices. In a paper just published in the early online edition of the...

2011-11-08 06:48:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We all know that skin tans in the sun. The process has known links to ultraviolet (and specifically UVB) exposure, which leads to tanning only after it damages the DNA of skin cells. Now, researchers have uncovered a much speedier path to pigmentation. Researchers say the newly discovered response is likely to provide rapid protection against UV damage. Understanding how it works could impact how sunscreens are designed in the future. "Our work shows that a...

Skin Cancer Threat May Be Less During The Morning Hours
2011-10-25 04:30:07

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays in the morning hours may be less harmful than the sun´s ray´s in the afternoon. The study, performed on mice because they have a similar circadian rhythm to humans only opposite, found that mice exposed to UV radiation at 4 am had a 500 percent increase in the incidence of skin cancer than those exposed to UV radiation at 4pm. Since the 24 hour...


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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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