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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Technology

Space weather: Are we ready for a solar strike?

Almost two years ago I asked the question, "Do Solar Storms Threaten Life as We Know it?" The answer then and even more so now could very well be a scary "yes" - even within the next few years - as an increase in solar activity coincides with the increasing vulnerability of technology-dependent societies to a powerful solar storm. Moreover, should there be a solar strike capable of causing widespread blackouts and crippling disruptions of satellilte and radio communications, it's likely there would be little advance notice, and currently there is virtually no capability to shield much of the planet and virtually no planning on the books to recover from the potentially disastrous consequences.

By Steve Tracton  | March 9, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Latest, Technology, Tracton  
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Saying goodbye to telephone weather (936-1212)

It's a little sad, but not surprising, to hear that after 70 years Verizon plans to pull the plug on telephone time and weather on June 1. How do you feel about the demise of 936-1212?

By Dan Stillman  | March 9, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Latest, Polls, Technology  
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A Tweetup at NASA With the Hubble Repair Crew

* Hot Tomorrow: Full Forecast | NatCast | Moon & Weather Folklore * Part of the STS-125 crew at NASA Headquarters on July 21. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston. During a week that included the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, a solar eclipse, a shuttle...

By Ian Livingston  | July 24, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Photography, Science, Technology  
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Movie Trailer: Owning The Weather (and Climate)

* Rain on the Way: Full Forecast | What Wx Features Interest You? * Whether you think controlling, or "geoengineering," the weather or climate is a good idea or bad idea -- the American Meteorological Society is rather wary (pdf) -- the following movie trailer for the documentary "Owning The...

By Capital Weather Gang  | March 25, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Give the Gift of Weather

Wx and the City * Weather Doesn't Stay Calm for Long: Full Forecast | Weekend Storm? * Do you have a friend or family member who just won't appreciate getting another pair of socks as a gift this holiday season? Fortunately, if that person is even remotely interested in weather,...

By Ann Posegate  | December 17, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Posegate, Technology, Wx and the City  
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Earth as Art: Patterns in the Sky

Wx and the City Aleutian Clouds. Image courtesy of USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office. More information about this image here. While visiting NASA's Landsat booth at a recent exhibit fair, I noticed what I thought was a color print of a beautiful piece of...

By Ann Posegate  | October 15, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Wind Turbines and More at U.S. Botanic Garden, Ann Posegate , September 17, 2008
Rate a Radar, Jason Samenow , July 22, 2008
Meet a Meteorologist: Your New Umbrella, Jason Samenow , March 20, 2008
At a Glance: The Scoop on Forecast Icons, Jamie Jones , February 28, 2008
If the Missile Misses, Dan Stillman , February 20, 2008
 
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