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Solar Walk - Planets of the Solar System

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October 28, 2014 by VITO Technology

Sun spot causing storms on Earth

Trouble with your GPS? Your computer is mysteriously rebooting? It's probably due to the effects of a solar storm.

March 9, 2012

Solar cycles, weather and climate

There's new research on the links between solar cycles on the Sun, and the weather here on earth. This work was done by American scientists and finds connection between the 11-year solar cycles and El Nino and similar weather events on earth.

July 19, 2009 by

First reflected light from an exoplanet

European astronomers have for the first time ever been able to detect and monitor the visible light that is scattered in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, HD 189733b, which is also known as a 'hot Jupiter,' and orbits a star slightly cooler and less massive than the Sun located about 60 light-years from Earth. According to this ETH Zurich news release, 'Polarization technique focuses limelight,' the researchers used 'techniques similar to how Polaroid sunglasses filter away reflected sunlight to reduce glare. They also directly traced the orbit of the planet, a feat of visualization not possible using indirect methods.' The team thinks that their findings are opening new opportunities for exploring physical conditions on exoplanets.

December 27, 2007 by

The big digital universe blowout

Here's a figure from analyst house IDC that's pretty mind-blowing: 161 exabytes (161 billion gigabytes) of digital information was created and copied globally in 2006. That's equivalent to about 3 million times the information in all the books ever written, or 12 stacks of books, each extending more than 93 million miles from the earth to the sun.

May 9, 2007 by

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September 25, 2014 by Aungame

The big digital universe blowout

Here's a figure from analyst house IDC that's pretty mind-blowing: 161 exabytes (161 billion gigabytes) of digital information was created and copied globally in 2006. That's equivalent to about 3 million times the information in all the books ever written, or 12 stacks of books, each extending more than 93 million miles from the earth to the sun.

May 9, 2007 by

Sun, NASA demo open-source 3D earth software

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Robert Brewin, Sun's CTO ofsoftware, and NASA's Patrick Hogan show off a new open-sourcegeospatial browser that implements Java and incorporates NASA'svisualization technology. The new software also allows developers tocreate mashups.

May 8, 2007 by

EarthDesk

EarthDesk replaces your desktop picture with a high-resolution image of Earth, complete with accurate current lighting conditions (sun,...

June 9, 2014 by Xeric Design

Sun converts carbon dioxide into fuel

We all know that the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has a major impact on the Earth climate. But now, chemists at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have developed "a device that can capture energy from the sun, convert it to electrical energy and split carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen." As carbon monoxide can easily be converted to liquid fuel, this prototype device kills two birds with one stone: it helps saving fuel while reducing the concentration of a greenhouse gas.

April 22, 2007 by

The sun rises on Google Earth

Google Earth has added a new layer in partnership with the Discovery Channel that lets you see video and photography of one of the natures most beautiful events -- sunrise.  The new feature can be enabled by following these steps:Find the "Layers" sectionExpand the "Featured Content" nodeExpand the "Discovery Network" nodeEnable the "Sunrise Earth" layer by placing a check mark in the box next to it.

January 29, 2007 by

Is Java making a comeback?

When I think about Sun Microsystems, I'm reminded of Galileo, one of the major proponents of the idea that the earth revolved around the sun, and not the other way around. A brilliant scientific mind, he was far ahead of his time and after being convicted of heresy by the church in 1633, spent the waning years of his life under house arrest. It could be argued that Sun suffered a similar fate with their Java technology.

July 17, 2006 by

Research and current computing

Sun's Chairman Scott McNealy was back at Stanford where his company began. With him was Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Chief Archietc of Systems. The June 20 event was the opening of a digitally enhanced earth science lab.

June 27, 2006 by

Eco Sun rising with the UltraSPARC T1

In his recent blog titled "Recipe for Winning Chip Battles," Sun's Jonathan Schwartz makes a case for his company's ascendency based on having a high volume operating system (Solaris, with reportedly more than 3.2 million downloads since it went open source, mostly on non-Sun hardware) and what he calls the fastest chip on earth, the soon to be released, power sipping UltraSPARC T1 (formerly known as Niagara).

November 14, 2005 by

Google Earth (Flash edition)

I was thinking about Google Earth today and the physics of making it web-based. With the Google/Sun alliance, I thought it would probably make sense to create a java applet for Google Earth.

October 20, 2005 by

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