Solar storms could cost USA tens of billions of dollars

19 Jan 2017

The daily economic cost to the USA from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, according to a new study led by University of Cambridge researchers.

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A new twist on soap films

23 May 2014

Soap films with complex shapes shed light on the formation of mathematical singularities, which occur in a broad range of fields.

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Sun's active region loops

New light shed on explosive solar activity

02 Jul 2012

The first images of an upward surge of the Sun’s gases into quiescent coronal loops have been identified by an international team of scientists. The discovery is one more step towards understanding the origins of extreme space storms, which can destroy satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth.

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