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Spacecraft Helps Discover Ozone Layer On Venus
2011-10-06 09:31:01

[ Watch the Video ] The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer in the atmosphere of Venus. The spacecraft made the discovery while watching stars from the edge of the planet seen through its atmosphere. SPICAV, an instrument aboard Venus Express, analyzed the starlight and found characteristic fingerprints of gases in the atmosphere as they absorbed light. ESA said the ozone was detectable because it absorbed some of the ultraviolet from the...

2011-09-01 12:00:00

U.S. Sunlight are partnering with Stock Development in improving residential home standards. Both Solar Attic Fan and Solar Controllerâ“ž¢ are now offered to home buyers in the new Black Bear Ridge Community built by Stock Development, located in the North Naples neighborhood in Southwest Florida. Both products won the Best of Show Competition at the 2011 National Hardware Show, beating over 100,000 products among 9 product categories. Incline Village, NV...

2011-08-05 00:00:04

Among the 20 finalists for Best of Show, the Solar Attic Fan and Solar Controllerâ“ž¢ come out on top. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Over 100,000 products among 9 product categories were showcased at the 2011 National Hardware Show. More than 2,300 vendors, and thousands of attendees came out looking for new products in the home improvement industry. Over 20 products were awarded the "Best of Show" products, from outdoor living, tailgating...

2011-07-29 14:53:55

Some compounds found in grapes help to protect skin cells from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, according to a study by researchers from the University of Barcelona and the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). The study supports the use of grapes or grape derivatives in sun protection products. Ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun are the leading environmental cause of skin complaints, causing skin cancer, sunburn and solar erythema, as well as premature ageing of the dermis and...

2011-07-15 15:15:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AppliCad's first foray into the solar market has proved to be a huge success with the launch of their new Solar Wizard software at the recent InterSolar US show in San Francisco. SolarWizard is a 3D modelling program that calculates solar radiation and shadows on a 3D model of the client's structure and helps determine the optimum location of solar assets such as PV arrays and solar thermal equipment. It should not have been a surprise...

2011-07-06 21:14:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Further consolidating AppliCad's position in the specialist CAD industry is the new release which is the combined result of nearly two years work by the development team. Documentation of suggested enhancements from customers in 39 countries was collated and prioritised according to resulting benefit to users. Top of the list was improved speed followed closely by digitising aerial imagery and solar design tools. Given the ready...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

Seasons UV 50 ++ UPF Solar Guard clothing reacts to sun exposure by changing colors. When white turns to blue parents are reminded it's time to reapply sunscreen to exposed skin. The hotter the sun gets the darker blue it turns. It's one of many Seasons UV products designed to keep kids safe in the sun especially with increased UV exposure during the summer months. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, is offering a new line of kids Solar Guard...

2011-06-13 08:46:00

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coconut Creek-based SolarCarts, the designer and manufacturer of The Sun Eagle(TM), a solar roof that transforms electric golf carts into solar-powered hybrid carts, announces an extension of its summer special. The summer special, previously available just in Florida, is now open to golf cart distributors in California, Arizona, and Texas too. The most unique factor of this special is that SolarCarts' introductory pricing of their solar...

2011-06-02 12:43:19

Photosynthesis mechanics is the answer to solar energy Understanding the way plants use and store light to produce energy could be the key ingredient in the fight against climate change, a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London says. Professor Alexander Ruban from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has been studying the mechanisms behind photosynthesis, a process where plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce food and release oxygen, for 30 years. In a...


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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.