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Harvard scientists say that their wild plan to darken the sun could actually work safely

For something to help save the planet, solar geo-engineering certainly has many enemies. Critics warn that artificially reflected sunlight can have drastic, unintended consequences for cooling the planet – but a Harvard-led team of scientists insists that such fears are exaggerated. In a new study, researchers say spraying chemicals into the atmosphere to dimming the sun has never been a …

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See the moon Yo-Yo in this bizarre video about the sun

Do not panic; The solar system does not fall apart, despite the strange dance shown in this incredible footage shot by the NASA Solar Energy Observatory (SDO). The video seems to show the moon crossing the sun face and then double back, like a celestial Yo-Yo – but that's just a matter of perspective. The phenomenon in the video is …

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The sun could adjust to the summer time, as several states move to deactivate

Early Sunday morning, the country breaks into the summer time when most Americans will advance their clocks by one hour. However, some states are moving to Hawaii and most of Arizona to oppose a system that was established more than 100 years ago. California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin are among the states that they are constantly on standard time …

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Even in warmer Europe, wind and sun could always stop the lights

Europe's electricity future could be environmentally friendly and consistent, according to a new study, even though climate change is heating the continent. This is good news for Europeans trying to move their electricity grids towards wind and solar power and away from traditional power plants. The study, published today in the journal Joule examines how the effects of climate change …

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The FDA proposes new sun protection regulations

ATLANTA (CNN) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new regulations for over-the-counter sunscreen products to keep up with the latest scientific findings and safety information. The proposal announced on Thursday is for the public to review and comment on for the next 90 days and addresses the safety of general sunscreen ingredients and their dosage forms, …

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This walking robot navigates with the sun, no GPS required

Above left a Cataglyphis desert ant; bottom left, the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti ; on the right the AntBot. Image: Dupeyroux et al. (Science Robotics) Researchers in France call their six-legged creation "AntBot". Not only does this 9-inch robot run like a desert, but it also has its unique navigation capabilities. These capabilities, presented in a new study published …

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The solar probe begins its second orbit of the sun

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA's Parker solar surveyor became a record holder at the start of his mission when he received the title of the fastest spacecraft in history from the hugely successful New Horizons probe. A few weeks later, he rewrote history by flying through the corona of …

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