"The Sun Watchers" - A look inside the Big Bear Solar Observatory

The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of downtown Los Angeles.The telescopes and instruments at the observatory are designed and employed specifically for studying the activities and phenomena of our solar system’s star, the Sun.”The Sun Watchers” is a look inside this solar observatory. The video was funded through a grant by Explore Scientific and produced by the AstronomyOutreach network.Featured image and video courtesy of Big Bear Solar Observatory… »

Source: Solar News

Tropical Storm "Hagibis" to make landfall in southeastern China

Chinese authorities issued a blue level alert (lowest, 1 out of 4) on Saturday, June 14, as Tropical Storm “Hagibis” approached southeastern China. Hagibis is expected to make landfall late on Sunday, June 15, along the Guangdong Province coast and move near the city of Shantou.Torrential rains and storms started affecting eastern areas of Guangdong, southern Fujian and southern Taiwan late on Saturday.According to latest warning issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at 09:00 UTC today, Tropical Storm “Hagibis” was located approximately 153 NM (283 km, 176 miles) east-northeast of Hong Kong, and has tracked northward at 07 knots (12.9 km/h, 7 mph) over the past six hours.Maximum significant wave height at 06:00 UTC today was 16 feet (4.8 meters). … »

Source: Solar News

Tepco to raise their salary up to 16%

On 6/13/2014, Tepco’s president, Hirose announced to raise salary of the employees.

They have reduced the salary by 30% for managers and 20% for general posts since 2012. These will be raised by 16% and 13% before this July.

Tepco states the cost-reduction project has been progressing faster than expected, so they can afford to raise the salary. They also explained, having over 1,600 employees resign voluntarily since 311, they need to stop the further hollowing out of human resources.

They start with the employees in charge of Fukushima compensation and decommissioning, and plan to raise salary of other employees as well.


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Source: Fukushima