In an image NASA released last week, a magnetic storm stretches out over sunspot 1112, the bright spot at the center of the image. From end to end, this vast filament of magnetism would span the distance between Earth and the moon. If sunspot 1112 flares, it could disrupt the filament and fling a huge solar flare at Earth. But in the universe as with the world of science and technology here on Earth, that kind of thing happens all the time. At Gearfuse, the sun is rising on a new day—and we’re remembering that while the future is bright, progress often can seem like a storm.