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Sungrazing Comets as Solar Probes

To observe how winds move high in Earth’s atmosphere, scientists sometimes release clouds of barium as tracers to track how the material corkscrews, blows around, and changes composition in response to high altitude winds – but scientists have no similar technique to study the turbulent atmosphere of the sun. So researchers were excited in December…

Reducing Cash Bite of Wind Power

The State of Illinois is facing an important renewable energy deadline in 2025, and Northwestern University’s Harold H. Kung has a piece of advice for Springfield to consider now: Investment Tax Credit. Illinois is obligated to begin increasing its production of electricity from renewable sources, and a significant chunk of that will be wind power.…