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Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:35

Earth had a near miss with a solar flare from the most powerful storm on the Sun in over 150 years that could have caused widespread power blackouts, scientists say.

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:09

In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.

Hilary Duff returns to music with new single

Hilary Duff returns to music with new single

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:05

Hilary Duff is returning to the music scene with a new album that`s coming out later this year.

Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:44

What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun?

Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy deal gets BSE, NSE clearance

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 13:33

The combination of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy creates the fifth-largest speciality generics company in the world and the largest pharmaceutical company in India.

Sun Pharma acquires US-based Pharmalucence

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:37

Sun Pharma shares were trading at Rs 748.30, up 1.30 percent from its previous close.

Birla Sun Life-ING deal gets Competition Commission approval

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 22:29

Fair trade watchdog CCI has cleared the proposed deal between Birla Sun Life entities and ING in the mutual funds space, saying the transaction was unlikely to have an adverse impact on competition.

Now, 3D-print a nebula at home!

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:42

Ever dreamed of holding a nebula in your hands? Thanks to NASA, this may now be a reality as the first high-resolution three-dimensional model of the expanding cloud produced by a massive star`s eruption is now available to all.

Observatory sheds light on last acts of first stars

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:40

XMM-Newton observatory has helped scientists to discover how the Universe`s first stars ended their lives in giant explosions from the recent detection of a gamma-ray burst from a massive blue supergiant.

Ages of sun-like stars revealed via gyrochronology

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:15

A new technique called gyrochronology has helped the scientists to determine the accurate ages of the Sun-like stars from its rotation period.

Sun Pharma recalls antidepressant drug from US market

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:36

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, a subsidiary of Sun Pharma, has initiated recall of some lots of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride extended-release tablets from the US market.

NASA discovers fast neutrons emitting from Sun`s outer layer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:32

NASA`s MESSENGER spacecraft has discovered part of the outer layer of the Sun that is sending out modestly energetic subatomic particles called fast neutrons, which flowed past Mercury into space.