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Solar eclipse glasses sold out in Wichita Falls

Tom McCarthy , assistant physics professor and sponsor of the 50-member club. In the United States, the next total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017 - the first time since 1979. The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Sciences Library, and the UI Museum of Natural History are co-sponsoring the event. Don't know if you've heard this before, but looking directly at the solar... [Full Article...]

Skype Preview for Mac rolling out with mentions, improved group calls & more

Skype Preview for Mac rolling out with mentions, improved group calls & more It's not yet complete and we need your feedback. In a statement online the Skype team added, "We're committed to providing a Skype experience you love, enhancing the way you talk, text, and experience the world-all from the comfort of your desktop". [Full Article...]

Beaumont optometrist: "You can have permanent vision loss" from the Solar Eclipse

Beaumont optometrist: Brennan Greene, an ophthalmologist at The Eye Care Institute in Louisville. The last total solar eclipse visible across the United States was in 1918. Once a retina is damaged, the cells do not fix themselves. "I still see people that viewed an eclipse decades ago that complain of a vision loss that is usually small but right in the middle of their vision". [Full Article...]

Watch out for fake eclipse glasses

Watch out for fake eclipse glasses For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states on Monday - and for good reason. "An annular eclipse is when the moon comes right in between the earth and the sun, but because of its distance from the earth, it doesn't totally block out that main body of the sun", she explained. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse glasses almost sold out

Solar eclipse glasses almost sold out What's the big deal? North Bay, however, won't get to enjoy the full eclipse, with this region only able to experience about 70 per cent of the moon covering the sun. Besides eclipse shades and telescopes with hydrogen alpha filter, the society has a picture of what people here in Stockton will experience from the first contact to last. [Full Article...]

Quake Champions Early Access to Begin August 22nd

Quake Champions Early Access to Begin August 22nd The Quake series was one of the first to popularize the subgenre with Quake III Arena in 1999. The Champions Pack bundle gives you access to all the shooter's current and future characters, three loot chests that contain cosmetic items, and a special skin for the Ranger character only available to those who buy the game in Early Access. [Full Article...]

Deputies arrest protester who helped pull down Durham Confederate statue

Deputies arrest protester who helped pull down Durham Confederate statue Cooper is likely to face an uphill battle against legislative leaders, who hold veto-proof majorities. "We can not continue to glorify a war against the United States of America fought in the defense of slavery". Around 50 are located at contemporary or historic courthouses. Activists used a yellow strap to pull down the monument outside the Durham County Courthouse, where it has stood since 1... [Full Article...]

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless plans arrive nationwide

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless plans arrive nationwide Given Xfinity Mobile's pricing, the move from " By the Gig " to unlimited makes sense for customers who use 4 GB of data or more. So far, Comcast reported that almost 70 percent of customers are connecting to Xfinity WiFi when they're in transit. [Full Article...]

Vancouver Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties You Should Know About

Vancouver Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties You Should Know About Although eclipses in general are not rare, Reed adds that it is rare for the path of totality to cross the United States, and even for a partial eclipse of this magnitude to be visible from Tucson. Viewing is free and open to the public. Unfortunately, Perkins Observatory will be closed on the day of the eclipse. Never look at the sun through telescope, binocular, or camera lenses without th... [Full Article...]

Han Solo to have major role in 'Star Wars…'

Han Solo to have major role in 'Star Wars…' So little is known about the plot of the still-untitled movie that we have no clue how much the ruling galactic powers will be at play. Live-action Star Wars movies that do feature a Death Star (holographic plans in Attack of the Clones and Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens included) have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 82%, while those that don't average 74.5%, so it's worth ... [Full Article...]

Big PS4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed, Here's What It Does

Big PS4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed, Here's What It Does The Quick Menu, which can be accessed by pressing and holding down the PS button on the DualShock 4 controller, has also been updated. This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings. [Full Article...]

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank Leaves President Trump's Manufacturing Council

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank Leaves President Trump's Manufacturing Council On Tuesday, Trump followed up statements where he condemned the KKK and white supremacists who attended the weekend's rally, with a defense of those groups, placing the blame on "both sides." Of course, these resignations will carry any weight or meaning only if the business leaders do it en masse, something they should have done promptly on Monday after Trump attacked Merck Chief Executiv... [Full Article...]

Storage will help stabilize California grid during eclipse

Nonetheless, solar irradiance at large-scale PV plants in North Carolina and Georgia, constituting about 4GW of capacity, will be 90% obscured during the event and about 17 solar farms in OR will be completely unable to generate at times during the eclipse. [Full Article...]

These are the places you can buy solar glasses for the eclipse

Old Dominion University is designated as an official NASA viewing location for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. If you are inside the path of totality , remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the sun's bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark. [Full Article...]

Trump criticizes removal of Confederate monuments

Trump criticizes removal of Confederate monuments Are we going to take down. "Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee ", Trump said in reference to the protest last Saturday organized by white nationalists which saw widespread acts of violence and even the death of a woman who was there to protest against American fascism. [Full Article...]

Woman accused of snorting cocaine in school pickup line

Woman accused of snorting cocaine in school pickup line The officer brought Hester inside his office, per WFTX , and asked her if she had anything in her vehicle. According to NBC when the officer asked if she had anything illegal inside her vehicle, she said she "a little bit of drugs". Hester was charged with posession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Like, why would anyone do that? It wasn't immediately clear if Hester has a chi... [Full Article...]

China's Alibaba net profit almost doubles on robust revenues

China's Alibaba net profit almost doubles on robust revenues For the quarter ended June 30, the Chinese internet giant said it saw an increase of 137,000 paying cloud customers, pushing its total customer base to 1.01 million. During the quarter, annual active consumers on Alibaba's China retail marketplaces reached 466 million, an increase of 12 million from the 12-month period ended March 31, 2017. [Full Article...]

Shenmue 3 is going to be published by Deep Silver

Shenmue 3 is going to be published by Deep Silver Shenmue III was officially announced on stage at Sony's E3 2015 press conference and simultaneously launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter , breaking two Guinness World Records upon raising over $6 million dollars. European company Deep Silver is to become the worldwide publisher for Shenmue III , when the game is released on PlayStation 4 and PC in the second half of next year. [Full Article...]

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section She is unaware that she was pregnant or that she has now had a child, with her parents explaining the operation by telling her she needed an operation for a stone in her stomach, according to NDTV . The parents of the 10-year old girl, are now looking for ways to put the baby up for adoption as they're anxious about the stigma. However, the apex court, after considering expert medical advice th... [Full Article...]

Asus's ZenFone 4 series is now official, six new devices announced

Asus's ZenFone 4 series is now official, six new devices announced The company promised it will release ZenUI 4.0 for both the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 3 series. And as in previous years, the Taiwanese company is fielding a wide range of handsets targeting different kinds of consumers. Around the back, there's a more run-of-the-mill 16-megapixel shooter. While the ZenFone 4 Selfie family sports dual front cameras , the ZenFone 4 family sports dual rear c... [Full Article...]


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