Radio Communication

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

10/22/2014

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

State Transit Officials Adopt New Rail Safety Rules Following BART Fatalities

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously adopted new rail safety regulations, less than two weeks after two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were killed while working on the tracks.

10/31/2013

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