When the sun is in its most energetic phase, its surface temperature drops below the boiling point of water, and it emits a solar flare.
This sudden surge in temperature and intense radiation has been dubbed a coronal mass ejection.
But a new study suggests a way to protect against the solar flare by covering a light switch with a cover.
The cover’s design will help prevent the coronal-mass-ejection, but the researchers say it’s still not perfect.
In fact, a few years ago, the researchers said they could have covered the switch with nothing more than a wire and an adhesive tape.
But the cover works well enough to keep the switch from getting scorched, and the researchers are now working on a design that can do so with a combination of metal oxide and silicone adhesive.
“The idea is to design something that will not burn the switch,” said Mark Zemel, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and lead author of the study published this week in the journal Nature Photonics.
“You can keep the device in place, but you can also get the surface heat away.”
The scientists say they designed the cover to be a flexible, non-conductive material that will bend under pressure.
It’s designed to be lightweight, which will make it easy to mount on a power cord or other device.
The researchers believe the cover will work better than other designs that have been tested for years.
They plan to publish their findings next month.
The idea of covering light switches with a layer of protective material isn’t new.
It was first proposed in the 1980s by physicist Thomas H. Parnell, who was working on the problem of controlling solar flares and magnetic storms.
He proposed that people cover their solar switches with aluminum foil, which is a solid, nonconductive substance.
That would prevent solar flares from damaging the switch and potentially causing the flare to come from outside.
and his colleagues thought the foil design would be a little too strong, especially for a lightswitch.
In the new study, Zemels and colleagues wanted to take the idea even further, by trying to design a material that would resist the corona’s radiation but would not be too tough.
The team, which included members of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, designed the solar switch cover in three dimensions and used a combination to make the material flexible enough to be flexible enough on both the inside and the outside.
The metal oxide layer they created has two layers, one that’s porous and can absorb some of the solar flares, and one that is very rigid and will resist some of them.
The insides of the metal oxide layers were covered with silicone adhesive that will absorb the solar radiation and the heat.
This material was then pressed onto a switch to make sure that the switch is still protected, even if the sun flares again.
The final result, which they called the “light switch cover,” is a thin layer of metal-oxygen adhesive that is flexible and can be stretched and pulled apart without losing its shape.
They also tested the cover on a solar switch, and when they put it on, the cover lasted for six months, and did not get scorched.
Zemes and his team say the cover can be used on any type of switch, but that it works best on solar switches that are already on the market.
The design is not perfect, though.
The thickness of the cover varies depending on the type of solar switch and the surface temperature.
For solar switches in the tropics, where the surface is cooler, the thickness is less than that of a normal switch, which makes the lightswitch cover less durable.
The paper describes several other ways to use the material, including making a flexible metal-oxide cover that can be attached to a power strip, or making a thin sheet of metal that can sit on a circuit board.
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