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NASA's IRIS spots its largest solar flare

(Phys.org) —On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013. Solar flares are bursts of x-rays and light that stream out ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Biometrics on a mass scale

The largest biometric program in history – collecting iris and fingerprint patterns of 1.2 billion people in three years – aims to improve the quality of life for some of India's most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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IRIS provides unprecedented images of sun

The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Authentic brain waves improve driver security

One-time entry authentication methods, such as passwords, iris scanners and fingerprint recognition are fine for simple entry whether to a protected building or a private web page. But, a continuous biometric system is needed ...

dateSep 05, 2013 in Engineering
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NASA's IRIS mission to launch in June

Lying just above the sun's surface is an enigmatic region of the solar atmosphere called the interface region. A relatively thin region, just 3,000 to 6,000 miles thick, it pulses with movement: Zones of different temperature ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Space Exploration
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NASA IRIS: Improving our view of the sun

In late June 2013, NASA will launch a new set of eyes to offer the most detailed look ever of the sun's lower atmosphere, called the interface region. This region is believed to play a crucial role in powering the sun's dynamic ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Space Exploration
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