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Solar power gets realistic

March 8, 2012


For many years now, especially in the less glorious weather of places such as the United Kingdom, solar power has had the reputation of being expensive, inefficient and even unworkable – but that looks set to change with developments in industrial production. In some places, such as India, solar electrical power s now cheaper than […]

Massive solar storm

March 8, 2012


With superb timing for this issue, while the articles were being prepared news came of a vast solar storm heading for the Earth (Wednesday 7th March 2012 at 11:05 pm). Details can be found at the Guardian website, from which much of this article is directly drawn. Either use our link at Massive solar storm […]

The solar downside

March 8, 2012


Not all is well on the solar front, despite the plummetting costs of solar panel production during 2011 (see our article Solar power gets realistic in this issue). We may be able to look forward to more widespread use of solar power in the near future, and along with it electricity that is both cheaper […]

Omega man

February 13, 2012


Just imagine a hard day at work. A bioogist is on his way home from work on the subway, since this is America we are talking about, and surrounded by the usual crowds of people, pickpockets and muggers. Suddenly he sneezes and his muscles start to feel stiff and cramped, his nose runs a little […]

What’s the matter?

January 13, 2012


As mentioned in our brief look at the news, there are signs at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva that the Higgs boson may have been found and that it may be unexpectedly light, at around just 125 GeV.