Archive: 14/05/2013

Three X-class flares in 24 hours

The sun emitted a third significant solar flare in under 24 hours, peaking at 9:11 p.m. EDT on May 13, 2013. This flare is classified as an X3.2 flare. This is the strongest X-class flare of 2013 so far, surpassing in strength ...

dateMay 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Ecology
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RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry (Update 2)

Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, and said it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on iPhones and devices running Google's Android software.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Consumer & Gadgets
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