Coming Total Solar Eclipse to be an ‘event of the century’, scientists say

August 1, 2017 by  
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In just three weeks, one of the “events of the century” will makes its way across the United States, inspiring awe, excitement and even fear. On August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse , and scientists are saying that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that is not to be missed. Educator at the American Museum of Natural History Joe Rao has been speaking to audiences about the coming eclipse. He told them a total eclipse is something you never forget and defies words. As the moon begins to block out the sun, the temperatures drops, the light changes and the birds begin to quiet. Related: Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason Rao warned people not to look at the sun under any circumstances, even while it is covered by the moon. You can purchase eclipse glasses, though be sure to purchase them from a reputable company, since faulty eclipse glasses have been hitting the market. If you don’t have glasses, you can look at the trees, since leaves will show a crescent shadow.  You can also try one of the DIY methods . Viewers can check out NASA’s eclipse website for the 100-mile wide  path of totality , which will carve through South Carolina starting around 1:15 pm, up to Nebraska and will exit the US through Oregon at 9 am (local time). Hotel rooms in the path are already selling out and experts warn travelers to be aware that traffic will be difficult. Some airlines are selling tickets for eclipse-viewing flights. For those not lucky enough to be in the path, viewers will be able to see a partial eclipse as far away as South America and parts of Africa. Via Fox News Science Images via Deposit Photos and Pixabay

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Total solar eclipse will sweep across Southeast Asia and Pacific today

March 8, 2016 by  
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Get your glasses ready, because in the wee  hours of March 8th , the moon is set to pass in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse . Sadly, if you’re not located in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, or the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’re going to miss out on the full effect. Bu other areas of Southeast and East Asia will still be treated to a partial eclipse, along with some parts of Australia and even Hawaii. If you’re located elsewhere in the world, not to worry – the Exploratorium will be live-streaming the eclipse on their website. Read the rest of Total solar eclipse will sweep across Southeast Asia and Pacific today

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Top 5 most valuable (and least valuable) projects for adding value to your home

March 8, 2016 by  
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If you’re looking for ways to boost the value of your home, you should know that not all investments are made equal. Luckily, Half Price Shutters created an infographic that details the five most valuable home improvement projects, as well as the five least valuable projects. The infographic not only explains why certain investments are better than others, but also includes the expected ROI of each project and as well as helpful tips to consider. The list is also rounded out by some eco-friendly recommendations, like energy-efficient windows , which offer great estimated return on investments. Read the rest of Top 5 most valuable (and least valuable) projects for adding value to your home

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Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason

March 8, 2016 by  
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It turns out school children and scientists aren’t the only people who get excited about a solar eclipse. Alaska Airlines will alter the plan of one flight today so passengers can catch a rare vantage point of the total eclipse from their seats in the sky. Alaska Airlines Flight 870, which travels between Anchorage, Alaska and Honolulu, Hawaii will be intentionally delayed for 25 minutes so that its flight path lines up perfectly with the spot where the total solar eclipse can be viewed at the exact time the plane will cross it. Read the rest of Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason

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Eclipse: A Contemporary Rickshaw Fit for the 21st Century Traveler

March 6, 2014 by  
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Industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue transformed the commonplace rickshaw into Eclipse, a high-tech and stylish means of transportation designed for the 21st Century traveler. Since the three-wheeled human-powered vehicle is ubiquitous in South America and Asia, the Filipino designer wanted to give tourists and locals a greener alternative to moving about town. Flanked by circular privacy panels made from woven recyclable polyethylene, this cushy rickshaw even comes with an iPhone docking base, cup holders, and a cooling fan. Read the rest of Eclipse: A Contemporary Rickshaw Fit for the 21st Century Traveler Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum frame , bicycle spokes , circular frame , eclipse , green transportation , hand-stitched vinyl , high tech rickshaw , insulated acrylic fabric , Kenneth Cobonpue , pedicab , recyclable polyethylene , rickshaw , sustainable design , trishaw , weatherproof vinyl        

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BIG Updates Plans for the Kimball Art Center Renovation in Park City, Utah

March 6, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of BIG Updates Plans for the Kimball Art Center Renovation in Park City, Utah Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , art center , big , Bjarke Ingels Group , eco art center , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , historic renovation , kimball art center , park city , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , UT , Utah        

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Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid

March 6, 2014 by  
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Image of solar panels / Shutterstock Ghana is jumping into the solar power world with a big splash with plans to build over 600 megawatts worth of solar power parks. Better still, the companies working with Ghana – the  Sustainable Equities Group , International Solar Utilities and PN Solar – intend to open a solar panel factory with an annual production of about 300 additional megawatts that neighboring countries can also take advantage of. Read the rest of Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , adding solar , building solar parks , Ghana electrical grid , Ghana electricity , Ghana green energy , Ghana jobs , Ghana power grid , Ghana renewable power , Ghana solar initiative , Ghana solar parks , Ghana Solar Power , Ghana sustainability , Ghana sustainable energy , International Solar Utilities , PN Solar panels , power grid , renewable energy , solar , solar energy Africa , solar panels , solar park construction , solar parks Africa , Solar Power , solar power Africa , solar power grid , Sustainable Equities Group        

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Pirate Ninja Full-Size Bike Is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size In Just 10 Seconds

February 18, 2013 by  
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Pirates are known as the booty-seeking swashbucklers of the high seas. Ninjas are the stealthy warriors, lurking in the shadows until the time is right. Traits of both these larger-than-life characters become part of reality in the Tern Eclipse X20 , also known as the Pirate Ninja folding bike . Designed as a full-size bicycle, the Eclipse X20 sheds the awkward configuration of most folding bikes for a sleek, nimble frame that will turn heads when cruising, and blow minds when folded. Read the rest of Pirate Ninja Full-Size Bike Is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size In Just 10 Seconds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bikes , Design , eclipse X20 , folding bikes , green transportation , Ninja , Pirate , subway , Tern , urban living

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World’s First Bionic Hand With a Sense of Touch is Set to Be Transplanted

February 18, 2013 by  
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An anonymous man in his 20s who lives in Rome will soon receive a new hand, and for the first time in the world his bionic hand will be able to feel the things that it touches . The hand will be wired to the man’s nervous system, in hopes that he will be able to control its movements by receiving signals from his skin cells, and that he in turn will be able to receive signals from the hand’s touch sensors. The hand promises to restore the sense of touch to people who have lost limbs, and it represents a major breakthrough in the world of prosthetics. Read the rest of World’s First Bionic Hand With a Sense of Touch is Set to Be Transplanted Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amputated hand , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , bionic , bionic arm , bionic hand , epfl , mechanical hand , prosthesis , prosthetic hand , rome , Silvestro Micera , Technology

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Hannes Bend’s ‘Eclipse’ Installation Opens Eyes to the Artificial Reef Catastrophe

April 12, 2012 by  
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