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New method detects emerging sunspots deep inside the sun

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Sunspots spawn solar flares that can cause billions of dollars in damage to satellites, communications networks and power grids. But researchers have developed a way to detect incipient sunspots as deep as 65,000 kilometers, providing up to two days' advance warning of a solar flare.

Research engineer dedicated to energy efficiency dies

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Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center who devoted his career to transport, energy efficiency and the environment, died Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer. At Stanford, Schipper developed research and policy studies on efficient energy use in transportation.

Race and marriage: Rick Banks on Open Office Hours

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Post your thoughts and questions for law Professor Rick Banks, author of Is Marriage for White People? What questions do you have about race and marriage in America? How have your own experiences resonated (or not) with Banks' observations? Answers will be posted next week.

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