‘Confusion and resistance’ slows down UK smart meter rollout

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017 From Eurekalert University of Sussex IMAGE: Smart meter campaign poster in London Underground. view more Credit: Image by Benjamin Sovacool Lack of consumer engagement, insufficient information, and inadequate attention to vulnerability has slowed down the UK rollout of energy smart meters, according to a new study by researchers at the University of…

Giant ‘space hurricanes’ may affect satellites

Solar wind impacts on giant ‘space hurricanes’ may affect satellite safety From EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Could the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult…