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  1. Your Smartphone as a Space Weather Vane

    Your Smartphone as a Space Weather Vane
    Smartphones can seemingly do everything these days — calling and texting, streaming movies and live TV, not to mention the photography that today’s smartphones can produce — but what if we told you that you have the power to sense the weather in space from the device in your pocket? According to some NASA research, your smartphone may be able to detect space weather, more specifically, you may be able to know firsthand when there’s a geomagnetic storm brewing.  Continue reading →
  2. Magnets Could Unlock Plentiful Power

    Magnets Could Unlock Plentiful Power
    What would happen if we could harness the reactionary power used by the sun and stars here on Earth? Well, we might know the answer soon as researchers at Tokamak Energy, a UK-based company, are turning that idea into a reality with their fusion reactor.  Continue reading →
  3. Space Sustainability: Using Magnets to Clean Up Dead Satellites

    Space Sustainability: Using Magnets to Clean Up Dead Satellites
    We’re all pretty familiar with the importance of sustainability. Picking up trash, recycling, reusing when possible, and decreasing our carbon footprint are all important ways to keep Earth’s environment balanced and healthy. What about beyond Earth’s surface though? Well, scientists have been developing a new form of environmentalism —space sustainability, and magnets are leading the new technology designed to clean up debris and dead satellites in space.  Learn how magnets can keep our outer environment as sustainable as our interior one.  Continue reading →

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