Scientists Seek Better Ways to Weather Solar Storms

October 07, 2014 03:24 PM
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The powerful solar winds that buffet the earth's atmosphere cause the shimmering northern lights of the aurora borealis, as well as many of the blackouts that plague our electrical systems. As Shelley Schlender reports from Boulder, Colorado, scientists are seeking better ways to weather solar storms Many safeguards have reduced the threat, but a growing number of scientists warn that we need to do even more - to help our power grid weather a super solar storm.