sâmbătă, 5 martie 2011

Experts: Move to protect nuke plants from solar flare damage

- WASHINGTON - It has happened before and it will happen again: an Earth-bound electromagnetic pulse from the sun that disrupts the power grid by burning out high-voltage transformers. Full story:

* Northern Lights to be visible from Britain... Solar flare affects shortwave radio communications in southern China... THERE'S A HOLE IN THE SUN!... Solar flares could paralyse Britain's power and communications, Liam Fox says...Discovery ( Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?...LiveScience(29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern... National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays... Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage... Scientists: solar activity could hit London 2012 Olympic Games... Dr. Michio Kaku Warns of 2012 Solar Storm... NASA: Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests...'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists... Sun storm to hit with 'force of 100m bombs':