Archive: 03/04/2013

Solar cycle update: Twin peaks?

Something unexpected is happening on the sun. 2013 is supposed to be the year of Solar Max, the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers ...

Mar 04, 2013
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Non-glaring photovoltaic installations

Before a photovoltaic installation may be constructed, engineers calculate, for some selected days in the year, when and where the interfering light reflections occur, especially if airports, highways or ...

Mar 04, 2013
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Oil palm plantations leave ants isolated

Cutting down rainforest to create oil-palm plantations causes canopy-dwelling ant populations to break up into mutually-exclusive territories with very little overlap, according to new research.

Mar 04, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast