Tag: solar

21
Aug

Got Clouds? How to Watch Today’s Total Solar Eclipse Online | News & Opinion

Today, skywatchers across North America will have the privilege of watching the moon punch the sun right in its smug face, visually speaking. The eclipse will be visible in some form to all of North America. BUT if it happens to be cloudy where you are, don’t fret; there are plenty of options to watch online! Cloudy With a Chance

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18
Aug

Android O May Eclipse the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

The solar eclipse isn’t the only O we’ll get a look at on Monday. Google is also gearing up to show off its final version of Android O. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This coming Monday is shaping up to be a pretty eventful day. As if you didn’t already

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18
Aug

How to Make a Pinhole Camera to Watch the Solar Eclipse | News & Opinion

You are likely aware that a total solar eclipse will be viewable in the United States on Aug. 21 (hours and locations vary), but “viewable” does not mean with the naked eye. Staring directly at the sun can cause blindness, of course, but there are ways to safely watch the eclipse. Let’s get clear on things you cannot use to

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17
Aug

All the Gear I’m Bringing to Watch the Solar Eclipse

I’m heading to Nebraska for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Here’s what I’m bringing. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. I will be in southeastern Nebraska for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, probably at a farm museum near York, where totality will last around 2 minutes 27 seconds. This will

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14
Aug

Amazon Recalls Potentially Unsafe Solar Eclipse Glasses | News & Opinion

YES, you need special glasses to view the Monday eclipse; if you bought some from Amazon, though, better check you inbox to make sure they weren’t recalled. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When viewing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, it’s important to wear special glasses to protect your

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18
Jul

Elon Musk: Running US on Solar Requires 100 Miles Square of Panels | News & Opinion

He’d also need just one square mile of batteries. Last year, Elon Musk promised to fix South Australia’s power problems with a giant rechargeable battery. This year, he’s building that battery which will count as the world’s largest once installed. Now Musk is turning his attention to the US and believes it’s easily possible to power all of the US

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6
Jul

Giant, Panda-Shaped Solar Panels Activated in China | News & Opinion

The Panda bear-shaped solar farm is intended to educate kids about sustainable energy. July 6, 2017 1:11PM EST July 6, 2017 A 250-acre solar farm shaped like a panda bear went online in China last week, generating 50 megawatts of power to the grid, not to mention a significant buzz that the project’s backers hope will inspire future renewable energy

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31
May

NASA Preps to ‘Touch’ the Sun With Parker Solar Probe | News & Opinion

Plans are being made to shuttle humans to Mars in the next decade or so, but NASA is also eyeing a much hotter endeavor—touching the sun (sort of). The space agency’s Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to depart Earth next summer and make its way to the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, about 4 million miles from its surface. While that’s

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18
May

Mercedes-Benz and Vivint want to power your solar home

Essentially, Mercedes is marrying its residential battery technology, which is based on the same designs that it uses for its electric and hybrid vehicles, with Vivint’s existing home solar panel business. Each system will employ 2.5 kWh cells that can be daisy-chained into a 20 kWh array, depending on the customer’s energy requirements. For reference, 20 kWh is enough to

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7
May

NASA is reviewing candidates for its next Solar System mission

While the agency typically keeps New Frontiers submissions a secret, the themes it listed when it was looking for submissions can give you an idea of what they’re about: Comet Surface Sample Return Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin Sample Return Ocean Worlds (Titan and/or Enceladus) Saturn Probe Trojan Tour and Rendezvous Venus In Situ Explorer During a talk about Cassini’s Grand

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