This image isn't a close-up from the garden, but an active area of strong magnetic fields on the sun's chromosphere.
On Earth, the sun usually looks like an orange blob or a yellow blob, depending on the time of day. Fascinating, sure, but - a blob. If you want to take the boring out of the sun, you need NASA images. Amy explains how the agency gets its cool shots.
While fossil fuel energy represents the most common class of power generation, solar power just made a big leap forward, hitting 46 percent efficiency. Trace runs down the details and sees how the breakthrough stacks up against other power systems.
The cost of solar power is on the verge of catching up with conventional electricity, report two new studies. Continue reading →
The Dutch creators of a solar car -- that can travel 500 miles on a charge and reach 80 mph -- is on a U.S. tour.
What will the top 10 advances of the next decade be? Find out!
A few interesting solar-powered tech devices are going to be making their way in the markets soon, and Tara is here to list some of the more notable ones.
The moon took a bite out of the sun in the first solar eclipse of the year on April 29, 2014. The celestial ballet was visible from Down Under and captivated stargazers, despite cloudy weather.
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