Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Earth

+ - Advance warning system for solar flares hinges on surprising hypotheses->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "Scientists may have hit upon a new means of predicting solar flares more than a day in advance, which hinges on a hypothesis dating back to 2006 that solar activity affects the rate of decay of radioactive materials on Earth. Study of the phenomenon could lead to a new system which monitors changes in gamma radiation emitted from radioactive materials, and if the underlying hypothesis proves correct, this could lead to solar flare advance warning systems that would assist in the protection of satellites, power systems and astronauts."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Advance warning system for solar flares hinges on surprising hypotheses

Comments Filter:

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein

Working...