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Submission + - Advance warning system for solar flares hinges on surprising hypotheses (gizmag.com)

cylonlover writes: Scientists may have hit upon a new means of predicting solar flares more than a day in advance, which hinges on a hypothesis dating back to 2006 that solar activity affects the rate of decay of radioactive materials on Earth. Study of the phenomenon could lead to a new system which monitors changes in gamma radiation emitted from radioactive materials, and if the underlying hypothesis proves correct, this could lead to solar flare advance warning systems that would assist in the protection of satellites, power systems and astronauts.
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Advance warning system for solar flares hinges on surprising hypotheses

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