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This is where the polar day and night time Aurora comes from
posted June 27 2011 19:22.45 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I have upload blog entries with fantastic timelapse videos showing the polar Aurora effect. But i haven't upload any yet showing how this Aurora effect is generated. I suppose that...

[Link: space]
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Tags: plasma   solar   space related   science   animation   theory/tutorial   

3D printer converts the desert sand into glass only with the sun!
posted June 27 2011 19:13.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Markus Kayser built this incredible machine! It is a fully functional solar-powered 3D printer and has a solar tracker and a large fresnel lens. The computer tracks the sun and...

[Link: this is colossal]
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Tags: solar   3D printing   3D media   temperature   pc related   crazy photo/video   crazy designs   extreme   creative   omg   

Watch the sun exploding like never seen before
posted June 7 2011 20:55.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Today, June 7, 2011, the sun had a little surprise for the scientists. NASA's SDO sun-watching observatory caught an amazing video of a huge coronal mass ejection erupting from the...

[Link: space]
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Tags: space related   science   explosion   cd/dvd   telescope   crazy photo/video   extreme   solar   hydrogen   

WAIT! Do not invest on solar panels yet...
posted June 5 2011 19:33.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A new discovery may turn today's solar panels totally obsolete and inefficient. Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered that the magnetic fields coming from...

[Link: physorg]
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Tags: solar   research   new materials   science   discovery   futuristic   

An image of the entire sun for the first time ever
posted February 12 2011 22:45.04 by Giorgos Lazaridis

In 2006, NASA launched the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, or STEREO, a two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, and the other trailing behind. On...

[Via: newscientist]    [Link: NASA]
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DIY Death-ray with 5800 mirrors
posted January 31 2011 21:51.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I remember seeing a few years ago the mythbusters. Funny, but many times lame. In this particular episode, they tried to reconstruct the parabolic mirror of Archimedes. The first...

[Via: dailymail]    [Link: EricJacqmain]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   solar   mechanical   games and fun   experiments   fire   

Modern chips will be self-solar-powered!
posted January 23 2011 20:05.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It is a common rule: All active components needs DC power to operate. After all, that is how they got their name "active", because they need DC power to operate. But that is about...

[Via: gizmag]    [Link: Twente University]
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Tags: innovations   articles   new materials   commercial   research   part review   inventions   solar   

MIT is a step closer to cheap organic solar cells
posted January 6 2011 10:53.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Today's method of flexible solar cell manufaturing, is based on highly purified silicon compounds, which is an expensive procedure. MIT came...

[Link: MIT]
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Tags: science   green   new materials   experiments   articles   solar   commercial   research   chemistry   physics   

Watch a REAL Martian sunset - first time ever
posted December 27 2010 11:44.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an amazing video that was captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Nov. 4 and 5, 2010. The video is accelerated and within 30 seconds you will see a full...

[Via: io9]    [Link: JPLnews]
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