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Large Solar Storms Evade Detection Systems On Earth

According to observations from the Tihany Magnetic Observatory in Hungary, the indices used by scientists to assess the Sun’s geomagnetic perturbations to the Earth are unable to detect some solar storms, which could put both power supply and communication networks at risk. The Tihany Magnetic Observatory registered a solar storm similar to the largest one […]

Greener Way To Assemble Materials For Solar Applications Found

The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Currently, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents that can harm the environment. But scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a “greener” way to control the assembly […]