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Time for change? GMT could be history

Leading scientists from around the world are meeting from Thursday to consider a proposal that could eventually see Greenwich Mean Time relegated to a footnote in history. For more than 120 years GMT has been the international standard for timekeeping, but it is now under threat from a new definition…

Space weather could wreak havoc in gadget-driven world

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A geomagnetic space storm sparked by a solar eruption like the one that flared toward Earth Tuesday is bound to strike again and could wreak havoc across the gadget-happy modern world, experts say. Contemporary society is increasingly vulnerable to space weather because of our dependence on satellite…

Space weather could wreak havoc in gagdet-driven world

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Earth just dodged a solar bullet. But it won’t be the last. Experts say a geomagnetic storm, sparked by a massive solar eruption similar to the one that flared toward the Earth on Tuesday, is bound to strike again, and the next one could wreak more…

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