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NASA: Our Technology-Dependent Lifestyle is Vulnerable to Solar Flares

Understanding the potential impact of CMEs
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 10:45 AM

In 1859, a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) known as the Carrington Event slammed into Earth.

Fast-forward to 2013. Our planet is orders of magnitude more dependent on its technology systems. And a solar event the size of the Carrington Event has not recurred since. How vulnerable are we, should another one arrive? » Read more

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Daily Digest 4/15 - Gold Plunges Again, Hawking: Explore Space For Humanity's Sake

Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:04 PM
  • 16% Of U.S. Annual Silver Supply Just Vaporized
  • Kunstler: Smackdown Time
  • Gold plunges again; FTSE dips as China disappoints
  • The Cyprus-ization Of Precious Metals
  • Silver – A Bipolar Roller Coaster
  • ‘Every excuse in the book’: When insurance companies don’t pay up
  • Stephen Hawking: Explore space for humanity's sake
  • Increasingly Immediate Impulses to Buy the Dip (or, How to Blow a Bubble)