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New evidence about the earth’s magnetic field and space weather discovered by Virginia Tech researchers

Virginia Tech Researchers in Antarctica

Zhonghua Xu (left) and Mike Hartinger represent Virginia Tech in front of solar panels at their base


May 12, 2016

New evidence regarding a scientifically controversial theory about the earth’s magnetic field and space weather was discovered almost as soon as Virginia Tech researchers finished installing six data-collection stations near the South Pole in January… Supported by $2.66 million from the National Science Foundation, Robert Clauer, a Virginia Tech professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, and his team designed and hand-built six autonomous data-collection stations, and installed them, piece by piece, near the geographic South Pole for initial testing. NSF's Major Research Instrumentation program helped fund the research. 

MRI-0922979: Development of a Dynamically Adaptive Autonomous Antarctic Low-Power Geophysical Instrument Array for Space Science Research and Education

Further details of this story can be found on Augusta Free Presshttp://augustafreepress.com/virginia-tech-researchers-reveal-new-evidence-space-weather/

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