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Thijs Versloot

More Steam From Less Energy, Thanks to Creepy Sponge Thing - 2 views

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    A new, sponge-like material developed engineers at MIT can convert water to steam using just 1% of the sunlight required by conventional steam-producing solar generators.
Thijs Versloot

The SupraThermal Ion Monitor for space weather predictions - 4 views

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    The novel part here is that it can be scaled down to the cubesat platform. I then wondered, could we place multiple of such Cubesats in a 'decaying orbit' around the Sun? Fractionated will give spatial and temporal information which, even with a simple langmuir probe setup, can give information on density, temperature, velocity, ion energy distribution, potential.. Of course they will be lost relatively quickly, but more could be ejected from a mother ship which is orbiting at a safer distance.
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    For example like the KickSat projec https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zacinaction/kicksat-your-personal-spacecraft-in-space

    Although a pc-reboot due to a radiation event in the electronics has reset the deployment timeline to approximately 2 days after re-entry...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/06/kicksat-satellites_n_5273821.html
johannessimon81

Sun Will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon - 2 views

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    Nice overview and animation of what that means for the Solar system.
Ma Ru

Sun For Everyun - 3 views

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    Nice initiative, isn't it?
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    some citizen science added to this would make it even better ... as it is it's rather, boh ...
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    Well, true - making data public is one thing, and making others to work through them for you is another... I love the new term "citizen science" though (and an explanation on the Wikipedia page why they had to invent a new one because "crowdsourcing" is soooooo - politically - wrong).
pacome delva

Sun blamed for Europe's colder winters - 1 views

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    Well the idea is not really new and cannot explain climate change, but it's interesting
ESA ACT

NASA - The Surprising Shape of Solar Storms - 0 views

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    A space croissant for breakfast ?
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