If your approved solar eclipse glasses didn't come in time or stores near you are sold out, it's not too late to safely see the eclipse. Using items you can find around the house, you can make a pinhole projector, which allows you to see a reflected image of the event. While eclipse glasses filter out light, the pinhole camera projects the light from the sun onto another surface, so you're looking at a reflected image instead of directly at the sun.
Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building the most powerful magnet in the world. And on Monday, they succeeded. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — whose main location is housed at Florida State University — met its goal and reclaimed its status as home to the world's strongest magnet. They called it "Project 11,"a nod to the comedy film "This is Spinal Tap" about a fictional heavy metal band whose guitarist boasts an amplifier that doesn't go up to 10 but to 11. Lab officials said they tested a 41.4-tesla magnet, which is roughly 20 times the strength of a magnet used in medical imaging machines and vastly stronger than the
A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee. The Center for Biological Diversity has authority to challenge the adequacy of the government's evaluation of the effect on the Okinawa dugong, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The ruling overturned a 2015 decision by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco that dismissed the suit.
Peter Madsen is a Danish inventor who is currently being held on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. The journalist mysteriously disappeared after boarding Madsen’s homemade submarine while working on a story. At first, Madsen said that he had dropped Wall back off on land.
How tell if your solar eclipse glasses are safe -- according to NASA scientists.
BOSTON – Two hairs that looked like the victim's; some dirt on a truck like that taken from the crime scene; a pattern on the bumper that resembled a design on the victim's popular brand of jeans. The case against Steven Barnes in the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl seemed circumstantial, at best. So the guilty verdict shocked him. "I was saying, 'This can't be happening. You can't convict somebody on similarities, perhaps or maybes,'" Barnes said. He spent the next 20 years in prison before DNA testing exonerated him, becoming one of hundreds of people convicted in whole or in part on forensic science that has come under fire during the past decade. Some of that science — analysis of
In 2015, Chipotle went through an E. coli, norovirus, and salmonella outbreak all within a few months of one another. Since the recent norovirus outbreak, the stock has fallen 17.5%. Recently, Chipotle has been revising its menu, adding items like queso, and possibly removing other items.
The Chinese and Russian governments recently announced plans to block the use of “virtual private networks” (VPNs), which are a key tool for people trying to avoid internet restrictions and surveillance. China and other countries block many websites they don’t want their citizens to access, including sites such as Twitter and YouTube that allow users to freely post almost anything they like.
AP science writer Seth Borenstein describes the rush of experiencing the 2017 solar eclipse from inside the Nashville Zoo on Monday. About 7,000 people were there to see the animals' reaction and noticed how they got noisier as it got darker. (Aug. 21)
People across the country are counting down the hours until the total solar eclipse will arc across the continental United States for the first time in decades. What is it?A total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, lasting for nearly three hours from beginning to end, according to NASA. Retired NASA astrophysicist and photographer Fred Espenak said the experience usually lasts for just a few minutes, but it's truly out of this world.
Subscribe to Decrypted on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Decrypted on Pocket Casts We hear a lot about the approaching end of the fossil fuel era. But as various companies work on wind and solar, there's a group of scientists quietly working on another method
The forecast started darkening over the weekend. By almost all accounts, the weather on Monday should have been fine throughout the country; nationwide, late August is usually clear midday, though the odds of clouds increase as you move farther east and later into the afternoon. But after weeks of optimistic outlook, thunderstorms loomed. “It does not look as good for eclipse viewing,” a meteorologist in the National Weather Service office in eastern Missouri wrote Saturday afternoon. Soon, things also did not look good in western Missouri, or in much of Nebraska, or in parts of Tennessee and South Carolina. For millions of people on the path of this “Great American Eclipse,” August 21 could
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.
In the courtyard of a police training campus in Thane city’s Police Lines area is a small temple, one among hundreds of local Hindu temples scattered in the nooks and crannies of the Mumbai metropolitan region. Behind the temple, at the base of a large tree, lies an assortment of broken stone sculptures: two plump figurines carved on thick stone slabs, a Shiva Linga, an eight-inch disfigured head of a deity, a small Nandi bull and an intricately-carved slab of white stone depicting a meditating Mahavir. Most devotees who visit the temple and sit in the shade of the tree barely give these discarded stone fragments a second glance.
Following up on a long-held theory that intense pressure within the ice giants of our solar system could lead to “diamond rain,” researchers were able to simulate the conditions they believe exist deep within our planetary neighbors Uranus and Neptune, and proved that it’s actually possible. The experiment, which was carried out by researchers using an optial laser called the Linac Coherent Light Source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, demonstrated that the intense pressures presumed to be present within the frigid planets could be enough to form diamonds out of the loose carbon floating about within their icy mixtures. The laser was used to shockwaves in a plastic test material, mimicking the high-pressure environment the material within the ice giants is being subjected to.
By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont , can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.
As part of the fight against deadly chemical weapon attacks, researchers at the City College of New York have developed a new smart fabric that is capable of not only rapidly detecting nerve gas, but also of neutralizing it. “We have modified cotton fabrics by attaching to them a very active catalytic phase,” researcher Teresa Bandosz, professor of chemistry and chemical engineering, told Digital Trends. While she notes that it would probably be most likely to find a home in military clothing, it could also be used to create clothing aimed at the civilian population — as a possible defense against terrorist activity or similar.
Sorocaba (Brazil) (AFP) - Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Not yet. He may be handsome, but she has suffered a lot and isn't ready for a relationship.This is not a soap opera. It is just the way things go in a Brazilian refuge
Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he's been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial event. The cameras have solar filters to capture the eclipse in its partial phases, along with custom modifications that can photograph the corona and light wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye, allowing scientists to view and study the sun's temperature and composition in a way only possible during a total eclipse, he said. Dantowitz, who is based at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts, is lending his expertise to NOVA's "Eclipse Over America," airing at 9 p.m. EDT Monday on PBS.
In photos taken by a NASA photographer located in the Northern Cascades National Park in Washington, the International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial phase of the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Compared to the size of the sun and the moon, the ISS resembles an ant crawling across a luminescent piece of cheese, or a TIE fighter roaring across an orange Death Star.
Across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, people are preparing themselves for a spectacular solar eclipse. Anyone falling beneath its shadow and lucky enough to have clear skies will see the moon blocking out the sun’s light for up to two minutes and 40 seconds. Cosmic events like this are extremely rare occurrences, despite what one of the late Leonard Nimoy’s more notable guest appearances in The Simpsons may have led you to believe. The last total eclipse to touch any of the 50 states occurred in July 1991, with only Hawaii experiencing it and even then, the weather was poor. Many people did head south to the tip of Baja California in Mexico where they had a terrific view of
The boxes of toy princess products and the bedrooms of children across this nation are covered in resplendent, striding unicorns. Well, according to real history, when it comes to unicorns, the fantasy world got the horn right and that’s about it. New research published in the American Journal of Applied Science by at team at Tomsk State University claims that unicorns were real and once trotting across our Earth alongside humans.
Computing pioneer Alan Turing’s most pertinent thoughts on machine intelligence come from a neglected paragraph of the same paper that first proposed his famous test for whether a computer could be considered as smart as a human. To handle this question we must, naturally, first turn to bees.
Engineers have created a new “electronic skin,” which when worn on the body is capable of monitoring vitals like heart beat, respiration, and muscle activity. “We are seeking to build advanced, fully integrated electronic systems – biosensors, amplifiers, wireless communications, power supplies, et cetera – into platforms that have thin, soft, ‘skin-like’ properties as a fundamentally new class of wearable technology,” John Rogers, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics who worked on the project, told Digital Trends.