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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(59.8%), nuclear(0.1%), solar(7.9%) and wind(6.1%). Excludes imports
Outshine AI-Generated Content By Embracing Humanity
Back in 1950 computer pioneer Alan Turing set out a simple test to establish a computer’s intelligence: he called it the imitation game. To pass the test, the computer must generate text indistinguishable from a human’s writing. After decades of failure the test has now been turned on its head. Now the machine can pass as human, so we must demonstrate that we are more than a machine.
Image by Joe Ferris from Pixabay
NASA Picture of the Day: Light Pillars Over Inner Mongolia
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What's happening across that field? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a phenomenon typically much closer. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually, these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
522684 (2016 JP)4th Mar15735319,63328,140,082
(2006 SS134)4th Mar13430051,12721,924,489
533671 (2014 LJ21)6th Mar1638366464,01536,029,863
(2024 DV1)7th Mar22850938,9986,502,383
221980 (1996 EO)8th Mar41392427,47042,813,282
423709 (2006 BQ6)8th Mar29866650,71642,023,831
(2014 QC3)10th Mar20145046,14942,268,037
162361 (2000 AF6)11th Mar23753249,37729,348,614