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Highlight: Solar - Bridging the gap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Titanium dioxide, the same inexpensive white pigment that protects us from sunburns, can be converted into a material that absorbs sunlight and could greatly increase the efficiency of solar energy cells.

Dec 10, 2009 2 / 5 (2) 0

Are Sunspots Disappearing?

The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has dragged out for more than two years, prompting ...

Sep 03, 2009 4.8 / 5 (27) 15

Honey, I Blew up the Tokamak

Magnetic reconnection could be the Universe's favorite way to make things explode. It operates anywhere magnetic fields pervade space--which is to say almost everywhere. On the sun magnetic reconnection causes ...

Aug 31, 2009 4.7 / 5 (19) 8

Explaining the Mystery of the Voyager

With a new 3D-model for energy simulation scientists from Bochum, Germany, and Huntsville, USA, are studying the 'physical mystery' of the Voyager. Over 30 years ago the spacecraft detected particles in solar wind which were ...

Feb 27, 2009 4.6 / 5 (10) 2