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SolarCity to build the world's largest advanced solar panel factory, cut down cost of solar power

Chairman of clean energy provider "SolarCity", Elon Musk, announced yesterday the company has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company. The news comes just a couple of days after his Tesla Motors

June 18, 2014

Study finds evidence for CDC cover-up of link between autism and mercury in vaccines

A new study finds the CDC may have covered up the clear and present danger associated with mercury in vaccines.A controversial new study published in Biomed Research International titled, "Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research

June 18, 2014

U.S. food prices rising 367% faster than inflation; chemical agriculture headed for catastrophic failure

Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1%

June 18, 2014

Supercritical solar - new frontier for power generation

CSIRO has used solar energy to generate hot and pressurised ‘supercritical’ steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved in the world outside of fossil fuel sources.Supercritical steam is a breakthrough for solar energy and means that one day the sun cou

June 17, 2014

Solar photons drive water off the moon

Research provides measurements for scientists searching for water in solar systemWater is thought to be embedded in the moon’s rocks or, if cold enough, “stuck” on their surfaces. It’s predominantly found at the poles. But scientists probably

June 17, 2014

Violent phase of explosive/effusive activity observed at Etna, Italy

A violent phase of explosive/effusive activity began at Mount Etna early on June 15, 2014. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase on the evening of June 14. Airport authorities had to redirect flights to other airport

June 16, 2014

Space weather highlights for June 9 - 15, 2014: 14 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares

Solar activity began the period at low levels, increased to high levels by midweek, and ended the period at moderate levels. In total, 17 solar flares were measured at or above the M1 (Minor) threshold from June 9 - 15, three of which were X-class (R3-Strong) flares.Reg

June 16, 2014

Puzzling earthquake swarm near Noatak still in progress, northern Alaska

A puzzling swarm of earthquakes which started on April 18, 2014, in northern Alaska is still in progress. USGS recorded two strong and shallow earthquakes - M 5.8 at 12:00 and M 5.7 at 12:01 UTC today - about 25 km ENE of the village of Noatak.According t

June 16, 2014

"The Sun Watchers" - A look inside the Big Bear Solar Observatory

The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of downtown Los Angeles.The tele

June 15, 2014

Tropical Storm "Hagibis" to make landfall in southeastern China

Chinese authorities issued a blue level alert (lowest, 1 out of 4) on Saturday, June 14, as Tropical Storm "Hagibis" approached southeastern China. Hagibis is expected to make landfall late on Sunday, June 15, along the Guangdong Province coast and move n

June 15, 2014

"All our patent are belong to you" - Tesla Motors releases all its patents to the public domain

In a bid to accelerate the development of electric vehicle technology car manufacturer Tesla Motors has released all their patents to the public domain, its CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday, June 12, 2014.Musk made the announcement on the Tesla Motors blog

June 14, 2014

Cracks in Pluto's moon could indicate it once had an underground ocean

If the icy surface of Pluto's giant moon Charon is cracked, analysis of the fractures could reveal if its interior was warm, perhaps warm enough to have maintained a subterranean ocean of liquid water, according to a new NASA-funded study.Pluto is an extremely dista

June 14, 2014

M 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Cocos Islands, South Indian Ocean

Shallow earthquake registered as M 6.4 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Cocos Islands, South Indian Ocean, on June 14, 2014 at 11:11 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 7.1 km (4.4 miles), EMSC is reporting M 6.3 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter

June 14, 2014

New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form -- the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth&rsq

June 14, 2014

Anomalous seismic activity reported at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

A swarm of earthquakes started at Semisopochnoi volcano on June 9 and escalated on June 12 at approximately 20:00 UTC, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported yesterday.The continuation of this anomalous seismic activity prompted AVO to raise the Aviatio

June 14, 2014

New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything

In today’s digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don’t know, like the name of that niche kitchen tool you saw at a friend’s house, it can be surprisingly hard to sift

June 13, 2014

Tropical Cyclone "Nanauk" intensifies in Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02A, formed in the Arabian Sea on June 10, 2014, consolidated and strengthened into a tropical storm named "Nanauk" by June 11th. Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expect Nanauk to continue strengthening for another d

June 12, 2014

Millions of fish around the world are mysteriously dying... but why?

Millions upon millions of fish and sea creatures are dying around the world, but it's all very mysterious, as there does not appear to be much explanation for it, logical or otherwise.When more than six tons of fish died recently in Marina del Ray, it made headlines

June 12, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: June 4 - 10, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from June 4 - 10, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Pavlof, United States  | San Miguel, El Salvador  | Sangeang Api, Indonesia  | Santa María, G

June 12, 2014

Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille: Sun on Trial - EU2014

For nearly 150 years despite the lack of observational evidence, the Sun has been considered to be a ball of gaseous material. Such a postulate rests on mathematical arguments. Nonetheless, observations, not mathematics, properly determine the phases of matter.In this l

June 11, 2014

Hurricane "Cristina" formed off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Cristina" formed off the coast of Mexico on June 9, 2014, and strengthened into a category 1 hurricane today. Intense rain is anticipated in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Nayarit. The system is located close to the

June 11, 2014

Third X-class solar flare in last 24 hours - Impulsive X1.0 from AR 2087

It seems like the second peak of solar maximum is here. At 09:06 UTC on June 11, 2014, Active Region 2087 located near the southeastern limb erupted with third major solar flare in last 24 hours. This latest event was impulsive X1.0 flare. It started at 08:59, peaked at

June 11, 2014

Increased solar activity - After two major solar flares an impulsive M3.0 erupts from AR 2087, M1.8 from AR 2080

Solar activity reached high levels yesterday as new Region 2087 (S18E71, Dai/beta-delta) produced an impulsive X2.2 flare peaking at 11:42 UTC and an X1.5 flare at 12:52 UTC. Forecasters estimate 60% chance of M-class, and 30% chance of X-class solar flares in the

June 11, 2014

Second major solar flare of the day - X1.5 from southeastern limb

Two X-class solar flares erupted in just over one hour from Sun's southeastern limb today. The first one peaked at 11:42 UTC as an impulsive X2.2 - you can read more about it here. The second X-class event of the day started a

June 10, 2014

Major solar flare reaching X2.2 erupted from southeastern limb

An impulsive solar flare reaching X2.2 at its peak time erupted on June 10, 2014, generating R3 (Strong) radio blackout. The event started at 11:36, peaked at 11:42 and ended at 11:44 UTC. Source was Active Region 2087 located on the southeastern limb.A large Coron

June 10, 2014

Extreme heatwave causes power and water crisis, northern India

India's heat wave has intensified in last couple of days, particularly in the north, where temperatures reached almost 50 degrees Celsius on Sunday, May 8th. Many northern cities are recording their highest temperatures in years. Emergency meeting is

June 10, 2014

Solar mini-max

NASA and NOAA agree: Solar Max has arrived, but this "mini Max" is not like any other solar maximum of the Space Age.Years ago, in 2008 and 2009 an eerie quiet descended on the sun.  Sunspot counts dropped to historically-low levels and solar flares cease

June 09, 2014

El Hierro volcano helps to improve algorithms used by satellites

Information provided by satellites on the amount of chlorophyll-A and the roughness of the sea following the eruption of the underwater volcano off the island of El Hierro (Spain) did not coincide with the actual data collected in situ by vessels carrying

June 09, 2014

Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the hurricane season

Researchers have found that instances of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes are usually reduced during an El Niño year. 2014 hurricane season just started and there is a strong potential for El Niño to develop during the next few months.El

June 08, 2014

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2 - Moderate levels in progress

Solar filament eruption on June 4th unleashed a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which partially hit Earth's magnetic field at 16:57 UTC on June 7, 2014. The impact sparked minor geomagnetic storming which increased by the morning of June 8th. Geomagnetic K-index of

June 08, 2014

New research finds evidence of catastrophic collision of the proto-Earth with a Mars-sized body

According to the prevailing hypothesis, a Mars-sized body known as Theia smashed into Earth billions of years ago. Earth survived this giant impact but the fragments from the crash gradually coalesced into the Moon that we see today.When scientists first looked at

June 07, 2014

China bans GMOs from army food supply

The Chinese People's Liberation Army plans to ban the use of genetically modified foods from its supply chain, making the PLA the first military force in modern history to do so.According to multiple reports, the decision comes following the publication last month o

June 07, 2014

Impulsive M1.4 solar flare erupted from Region 2080

Impulsive solar flare measuring M1.4 at its peak time erupted on June 6, 2014 from Active Region 2080. The event started at 19:26, peaked at 19:31 and ended at 19:33 UTC.Active regions 2080 and 2082 both exhibited rapid growth in last 36 hours and are now rotating into

June 06, 2014

Venus now the first planet after Earth to get daily space weather reports

European Space Agency (ESA) announced today they have started issuing regular space weather reports for a spacecraft orbiting planet Venus. This is the first time since the exploration of Solar System has begun that a planet, other than Earth, gets a dedi

June 06, 2014

Ubinas throwing volcanic rocks 2 km away from its crater, Peru

Peru's Ubinas volcano has been showing signs of an impending eruption since the mid-2013, highlighted by the appearance of fresh lava dome in March 2014. IGP's Observatorio Volcanologico de Arequipa (IGP-OVA) reported that during March 29 - April

June 06, 2014