An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket sits on the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. at sunrise on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. decided to cancel the scheduled launch to the International Space Station due to an unusually high level of space radiation from a solar flare that might interfere with electronic equipment in the rocket. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDIT: NASA, BILL INGALLS
In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 image made available by NASA, a giant cloud of solar particles, a coronal mass ejection, explodes off the sun, lower right, captured by the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The sun is obscured to show the atmosphere around it. The solar flare caused the cancellation of a launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/ESA, NASA - SOHO)
FILE - This May 23, 2010 image provided by NASA shows the International Space Station with the Earth in the background made from the space shuttle Atlantis after undocking. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, NASA said the White House was poised to announce an extension of the space station's lifetime until at least 2024. The previous end-of-life date was 2020. (AP Photo/NASA)
The San Francisco skyline rises behind a row of Victorian homes. Well-paid software engineers and Web designers are flocking to Silicon Valley, and companies are constantly looking for more of them. Startups raised $3.2 billion from venture capitalists in the April-June quarter. The buzzing tech economy has caused rents to soar. (Associated Press)
National Edition News cover for January 8, 2014 - No privacy behind the wheel: Your car might be spying: In this Aug. 27, 2008 file photo, a Garmin GPS unit is shown inside a vehicle in Tampa, Fla. The growth of cell phones with global-positioning technology is making life uncertain for the makers of personal navigational devices that help drivers figure out where they are and where to go. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Heiko Schuster, development engineer of the solar technology company Sulfurcell cleaned solar panels atop the company's headquarters in Berlin. The Algerian government's solar energy project is in its early stage and faces daunting financial and technological obstacles.