solar radiation shield News

  • Predicting the radiation risk to European Space Agency astronauts

    European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts will receive aboard the orbiting European laboratory module, Columbus, attached to the ISS this week.  The new software package accurately simulates the physics of radiation particles passing through spacecraft walls and human bodies. Such techniques will be essential to use for ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

    Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much radiation as they'd get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported Thursday. That dose would, in some cases, exceed NASA's standards and is enough to raise an astronaut's cancer risk by 3 percent. As plans for deep space exploration ramp up, radiation is a big concern — from high-energy ...


    By Associated Press

  • New weather station with built-in compass for auto-align wind measurements

    The all-new Magellan Weather Station™ from Columbia Weather Systems combines a rugged multi-parameter weather sensor with an internal compass for critical weather monitoring with automatic wind direction alignment. The Magellan sensor module integrates an internal fluxgate compass with a sonic anemometer for wind measurement and sensors for temperature, relative humidity, and barometric ...

  • German INDUSTRIEPREIS for SCHOTT Receivers

    SCHOTT is this year’s winner of the 2014 INDUSTRIEPREIS (2014 German Industry Prize) in the category Energy & Environment. The international technology group was recognized for its high-performance receivers that are used in solar power plants. Thanks to their mature technology, SCHOTT receivers have a significant impact on the performance of these power plants and generate eco-friendly ...

  • Onset introduces new weather station starter kit

    Onset Computer Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of data loggers, today introduced the HOBO Weather Station Starter Kit, a new weather monitoring kit that combines the company’s most rugged, research-grade data logging weather station with a suite of plug-and-play weather sensors. Ideal for agricultural research, ecology studies, wind monitoring, and other applications, the new weather ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Decagon`s environmental stations allow for customized monitoring

    The ability to accurately measure environmental parameters on a local scale is becoming an increasing need worldwide, whether you’re a hydrologist, an environmental researcher, or even a farmer. It is evident now that the environmental conditions and forecasts for one location cannot always be extrapolated for nearby areas. Due to differences in terrain, elevation, and topography, a rain ...


    By Decagon Devices, Inc.

  • Air News Release: New Report Summarizes Ozone Layer Protection

    (Washington, D.C.)  After nearly 20 years of international treaty protection, the six-mile-high ozone layer that shields the earth from harmful solar rays is on the road to recovery, but challenges remain, EPA reports. Achievements inStratospheric Ozone Protection: Progress Report highlights U.S. contributions toward healing the ozone layer. 'We could not have made this progress without the ...

  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet. Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Making fuel for exploring space

    Since its 1977 launch, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space. More recently, the agency’s New Horizons mission flew past Pluto on July 14, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet. For the longevity of these missions we can thank the isotope ...

  • ADVISORY: Remarks by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at Resources for the Future

    Thanks, Phil. It’s great to be here at RFF. The expertise and integrity of this organization is testament to your leadership, Phil, and the passion of the people who work here. I want to start with a story decades in the making. Forty years ago, scientists at the University of California uncovered a global crisis. Chemicals in our hairspray, refrigerators, and air conditioners were ...

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