Posts Tagged ‘Solar’

If it says Thorium, Thorium, Thorium on the label, label, label…

Gordon McDowell November 20th, 2011

I first heard about LFTR – the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in 2009 while listening to Google Tech Talks while coding. There were 4 incredibly long technical lectures presented to Google, about a radically different type of nuclear energy which had been successfully demonstrated from 1965 to 1969 (Molten Salt Reactor Experiment). Over the course […]

More (or less) on Sunspots

MaxPower November 9th, 2008

An interesting comment here from So-Co on a NASA release which states the “Sun shows signs of life” which then talks about how there were 5 sunspot clusters in October, 4 of which were Cycle 24 sunspots. NASA is probably right that the solar minimum has passed but as of yesterday? No sunspots, as you […]

Spotless Sun

MaxPower October 20th, 2008

Update here on about the sun being quiet and sunspotless. I’ve talked about it here and here back in September and here in August. As you can see from the picture above, the sun remains quiet. There were a few small sunspots last week but the number of spotless days in 2008 is now […]

Solar Wind Plasma Output At 50-Year Low

MaxPower September 23rd, 2008

More curiosities abound from the activity on the sun. I have been interested in the slow start to the 24th solar cycle for a while now and then this press release and conference call from NASA’s JPL caught my attention. “The sun’s million mile-per-hour solar wind inflates a protective bubble, or heliosphere, around the solar […]

More on Sunspots

MaxPower September 4th, 2008

Ever since my post a couple days back on sunspots I have been thinking about how that could (credibly) be impacting the temperatures over the next few years. Specifically, I am coming to the conclusion that we could be entering a period of global cooling. As I noted in the previous post, my interested was […]