How Likely Is It That Solar Storms Start A War? NASA describes a solar storm as a variety of eruptions of mass and energy from the solar surface. Flares, prominences, sunspots, coronal mass ejections are the common harbingers of solar activity, as are plages and other related phenomena seen at other wavelengths.

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The U.S. Must Address Major Issues Before It Is Too Late. This week over 50 leading American nonpartisan organizations are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment.

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The Question of How Secure Is Linux. Linus is an operting system that is assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on October 5, 1991 by Linus Torvalds.

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An Advancement for Quantum Computing Technology. A classical computer has a memory made up of bits, where each bit is represented by either a one or a zero. A quantum computer maintains a sequence of what are called qubits. A single qubit can represent a one, a zero, or any quantum superposition of those two […]

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Device Detects Zika in Saliva. Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro get underway. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry a new $2 test that in the lab can accurately detect low levels of the virus in […]

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New Technology To Destroy Cancer Cells. Physicists from The University of Texas at Arlington are leading a multidisciplinary project with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in […]

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Advancements in Hydrogen Storage & Solar Photovoltaics. One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon […]

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Scanning From A Distance Using Electomagnetic Radiation. Security at airports and public places has never been higher. Travellers know that to leave your bag alone at an airport is to invite attention from the police or security agents. At the vert least you will be detained and at worst your luggage may be quarentined and […]

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A new form of light? Really? New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

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Just when you thought the impacts of climate change could get any worse now a relic from the cold war is resurfacing. Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying nuclear missiles from the Arctic during the Cold […]

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