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Our magnificent Sun - Solar cycle 24

The solar cycle (or solar magnetic activity cycle) is the periodic change in the sun's activity (including changes in the levels of solar radiation and ejection of solar material) and appearance (visible in changes in the number of sunspots, flares, and other

November 30, 2012

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Volcano Web Shorts #2: Debris Flows

Debris flows are hazardous flows of rock, sediment and water that surge down mountain slopes and into adjacent valleys. Hydrologist Richard Iverson describes the nature of debris-flow research and explains how debris flow experiments are conducted at the USGS Debris

November 29, 2012

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Volcano Web Shorts #1: Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the science of making precise measurements by the use of photography. USGS geologist Angie Diefenbach describes how she uses a digital camera and computer software to understand the growth rate of lava domes during a volcanic

November 26, 2012

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49 minutes of science and self-awareness: Athene's Theory of Everything

The following documentary presents new developments in neuroscience and a solution to the many current unsolved problems in physics. While it keeps clear of metaphysical correlations and is solely focused on scientifically verifiable data it also has philosophical

November 22, 2012

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X-Class: A Guide to Solar Flares

Solar flares happen when the powerful magnetic fields in and around the Sun reconnect. They're usually associated with active regions, often seen as sun spots, where the magnetic fields are strongest. Flares are classified according to their strength. The smallest ones

November 21, 2012

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New online science resource available for educators, students and anybody willing to learn

NASA started a new online science resource for teachers and students to help bring Earth, the solar system, and the universe into their schools and homes called NASA Wavelength.The site features hundreds of resources organized by topic and audience level from

October 26, 2012

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A Guide for Solar Watchers - Part 1

A Guide for Solar Watchers pt.1 - Sun basics For all those who don't quit understand what is happening with our Sun and what is space weather we decided to make A Guide for Solar Watchers. We will start with solar basics - structure, characteristics, solar

November 05, 2011