Archive: 04/2/2014

Charities open coffers to cryptocurrency donations

Guests mingling at a recent gala for the Spare Key charity didn't know it, but they had entered a new frontier in nonprofit fund­raising. Folks who bought auction items ranging from French wine to a Mexican vacation were ...

Apr 02, 2014
not rated yet 0

River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt

A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This ...

Apr 02, 2014
3.8 / 5 (10) 11

Sakurai's Object: Stellar evolution in real time

(Phys.org) —Stellar lifetimes are measured in billions of years, so changes in their appearance rarely take place on a human timescale. Thus an opportunity to observe a star passing from one stage of life ...

Apr 02, 2014
4.7 / 5 (18) 0

NASA releases images of M-class solar flare

On April 2, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful ...

Apr 02, 2014
5 / 5 (3) 1