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Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientists.

Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption.

- PhysOrg - NL

Pak: 10 killed in twin explosions in Shia dominated Parachinar.

, June 23 : At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in two separate explosions in a densely populated area of Parachinar in Kurram Agency on Friday.The explosions were reported to have occurred near a market at a bus stop, according to Dawn News.Rescue operations are underway. An emergency has been imposed ...

- Sify - IN

Indie Metroid-vania in Sundered.

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel You might be surprised just how many executives at indie game companies—and game developers in general—started their projects without a clear, concise, considered plan of design and execution, or expectation of success. It's a signature part of the beauty that is the passion of the game ...

- VentureBeat - US

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops.

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops. The Japanese electronics giant has started producing a 180-watt array of solar cells that can be fixed to the roof of an automobile.

- Automotive News - US

NewsWatch: Where to look for the next bitcoin-like rally — if the sun shines right.

The entire commodity sector is facing a solid bull market for the next five to seven years, with particularly the soft' raw materials like coffee and cocoa poised for a big move higher, according to the analyst that forecast the bitcoin rally.

- Marketwatch - US

Trump's White House might look like a royal court, but he's no Louis XIV.

The Sun King could decide someone's fate with a nod of the head. Wikimedia CommonsThe president of the US has struggled recently to convey the sense that he is familiar with the details, or even broad outline, of his own country's history. It's therefore unlikely that he's au fait with the politics of France's King Louis ...

- The Conversation - UK

Brilliant or boondoggle? Trump touts solar wall.

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal. Some experts aren't so sure it's a good idea.         

- USA TODAY - US

Samsung in talks to invest $300m in South Carolina plant.

The investment could generate 500 jobs and the production is likely to begin next year.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Trump's bright idea: A solar wall at the US-Mexico border.

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

- Stars and Stripes - US

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic…

- Billings Gazette - US

Samsung appoints Wunderman to pan-European CRM and loyalty account.

Samsung Electronics has chosen Wunderman to lead its CRM and loyalty marketing activity across Europe.

- Brand Republic - UK

'Power' Season 4 Review: 'Fast & Furious' Sung Kang Brings More Pedal To Metal

Premiering on June 25 on Starz, the fourth season of Power is a sobering tale of truth and interconnected consequences. Intoxicated simultaneously by new castmembers and higher stakes than before, the Courtney Kemp-created series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson sees the looming threats that have ...

- Deadline.com - US

Wellingtonians taking part in 'virtual' solar and battery power plant trial

Wellingtonians are the test subjects for a 'virtual power plant' that can be used to help their neighbours in the event of a natural disaster.

- Stuff - NZ

Solar power in your backyard? Almost, if your kids go to Frost Science summer camp

On the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, kids raced solar-powered gadgets across the Science Plaza of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power. Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren't using to avoid overloading its own power lines. ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Trump talks about building a solar southern wall

During his Iowa rally, the president suggested green energy could lower the bill for Mexico for southern border wall

- CBS NEWS - US

Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his much-anticipated border wall

"Pretty good imagination, right?" Trump said at the rally, framing the plan as "my idea." Not quite.

- Global News - CA

Solar border wall was 'my idea,' Trump says

Trump called for an energy-producing border wall with Mexico.

- ABC News - US

Coca-Cola's marketing strategy = a gift for the End Ocean Plastics campaign

All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace Oh the irony. As part of a millennial-focused marketing strategy to associate Coca-Cola with beach holiday fun and sunkissed selfies, Coke last month launched its summer campaign. This year's gimmick? Coke bottles labelled with exotic beach destinations and a competition to win ...

- Greenpeace - INT

No 'backup' charge for home solar power users

Householders who produce their own solar power will not be charged a special "backup" tariff if they also remain connected to the power grid, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said on Friday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

- Billings Gazette - US

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as…

- Billings Gazette - US

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Misstatements On Solar Paneled Wall, Taxes, Housing

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He ...

- TPM News - US

Trump's 'Solar Border Wall' Claim Sends Stocks Soaring

Donald Trump has told supporters at a rally in Iowa that his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would ideally be laden with solar panels, according to a new report by the BBC. During the rally, he suggested that the idea to install solar panels on the hypothetical wall was originally his, though the green amenity had ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Workers uncover forgotten WWII military air raid shelter

Workers installing solar panels at a waste water treatment plant in Scotland have uncovered a fascinating piece of World War II military history.

- FOX News - US

Pakistan Railways to introduce solar-powered traffic signalling system

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Railways was informed on Thursday that Pakistan Railways would shortly introduce a modern solar-powered traffic signalling system, under which there would be an alarm system to alert train drivers of any activity on the track within a distance of 3.5 kilometres.Railways Minister ...

- DAWN - PK

Brilliant Or Boondoggle? Trump Touts Solar Wall

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal. Some experts aren't so sure it's a good idea.         

- USA TODAY - US

Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service

Tesla might be a music service operator soon, in addition to a maker of electric cars and solar energy products. That's according to a new report from Recode, which says that Tesla has been talking to music labels to make this happen. The planned offering could start with a free, Pandora-like streaming radio option, which ...

- TechCrunch - US

Trump plugs 'solar wall' for Mexican border, says it would pay for itself by generating power

U.S. President Donald Trump said he's proposed building a “solar wall” on the Mexican border that would pay for itself by generating electricity. “We're thinking ...

- The Japan Times - JP

California is embarrassing the rest of the country with the amount of solar energy it's producing

REUTERS/Gerardo GarciaCalifornia is the poster child for solar energy: in 2016, 13% of the state's power came from solar sources. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, California is in the lead for the cumulative amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2016. In fact, the California is generating so ...

- Business Insider - US

US President Donald Trump says 'solar wall' on Mexican border will pay for itself

US President Donald Trump said he's proposed building a "solar wall" on the Mexican border that would pay for itself by generating electricity.

- Stuff - NZ

Trump's bright idea: Solar wall at US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall - a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

- Times Of India - IN

Make Trump's border wall a solar generator? It's not so easy

WASHINGTON, June 23 — President Donald Trump's new proposal to make his signature border wall with Mexico a solar generator seems a bright idea for a leader who has focused on reviving coal, but it would face huge regulatory hurdles. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

A startup founded by SolarCity and Google alums wants to tell you your 'fertility age' — here's what that means

Future FamilyIn the US, women are waiting longer than ever to have children. In 2014, the average age of first birth in the US was 26.3, up from 24.9 in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, the fertility market has grown to about $3 billion in the US. According to FertilityIQ, ...

- Business Insider - US

Oracle's blow-out earnings caused over 20 Wall Street analysts to raise price targets

OracleCloud computing really is starting to breath new life into Oracle. The company had blow-out Q4 2017 earnings Wednesday thanks to 58% year-over-year growth for the quarter in cloud. A sunny outlook caused the stock to hit a 52-week high of $51.85 on Thursday before settling down to about $50 in the afternoon. ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall , a plan he says would help...

- Deseret News - US

Donald Trump just discovered the benefits of solar power

Donald Trump just discovered the benefits of solar power Renewable energy comes in handy when it can dig you out of a hole of your own making 22 Jun 2017 Environment

- PC PRO - UK

Donald Trump: Mexico will have less to pay if border wall has solar panels

President Donald Trump has said his planned wall on the Mexican border could feature solar panels.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Trump Wants To Cover His Border Wall With Solar Panels, And His Fans Are All In

The president suggested for the first time Wednesday that the sun, and not Mexico, would pay for his border wall. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation belts

Washington DC Jun 22, 2017 Encircling the Earth, within its magnetosphere, are two concentric, doughnut-shaped radiation belts known as the Van Allen belts. The Van Allen belts swell and recede in response to incoming energy from the sun, sometimes billowing far enough to expose orbiting satellites and other spacecraft to ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

ConocoPhillips: Not a Buy Despite Major Positive, Goldman Sachs Says

Goldman Sachs analysts contend that ConocoPhillips has "transformed its business more rapidly than expected," but they still prefer Canadian Natural Resources, Chevron, and Suncor Energy.

- Barrons - US

Trump floated a solar-paneled border wall with Mexico — here's what it would look like

Gleason Partners LLC President Donald Trump wants to deliver on one of the central promises of his campaign — building a wall on the Mexican border. He pitched Republican leaders on June 6 on a proposal to cover the wall with solar panels and use the electricity generated to cover the costs of construction and ...

- Business Insider - US

The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech

There were several misleading claims at the president's rally.

- Washington Post - US

Trump suggests fitting border wall with solar panels

President Donald Trump suggested installing solar panels on his proposed wall along the Mexico border during a rally in Iowa.

- UPI - US

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power. Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren't using to avoid overloading its own power lines. It...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Alberta unveils solar-power rebate program

Solar power in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta has the potential to quadruple under an installation rebate program, the government said.

- UPI - US

Trump's new idea , a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

WASHINGTON, United States, Jun 22 - US President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels , and use the energy to cover construction costs. “Yes, we will build a wall,” he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids,

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Trump's new idea — a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

"I will give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet," Trump told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "The southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat. We are thinking about building a wall as a solar wall. So it creates energy. And pays for itself."

- Times Of India - IN

Donald Trump says 'Mexico border wall will have beautiful solar panels and pay for itself'

One solar analyst said it would take the government 125 years to pay back the estimated $28bn total cost of the wall.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Samsung could be introducing a new flip phone to the market

If you were looking for a reason to not hold out for the iPhone 8, one of Apple's competitors could have the solution.Samsung is preparing to introduce a new phone to the market in coming weeks and it's not the highly anticipated...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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