'Space Weather' Investigated in East Mids

British Geological Survey open to public for first time in 25 years.

East Midlands Scientists have told Capital that so-called 'space weather' could affect our mobile phones and the internet. 

They reckon 'material' pushed out by the Sun - at its most active in 11 years - could potentially knock out the National Grid.

The British Geological Survey based in Keyworth say their scientists are working closely with the National Grid to develop plans to deal with any potential problems.

They're also working on how last years rain is affecting the country - and say that is increasing the number of landslides throughout Britain.


For the first time in 25 years the BGS is opening its doors to members of the public - so they can find out about what work they do - all the details and info in the link at the side.