Where To Watch And
Get Glasses For The Eclipse
August 21, 2017
NASA will be providing live video from several cities in the path of the total eclipse, but for those who want to watch it in person (Long Island will experience an approximately 70 percent eclipse,) many locations across the island are holding viewing events.
Many events will provide viewers proper eyewear to protect their eyes from the sun. (Seriously, don't look into the sun without proper eyewear. It can permanently damage your eyes.) But make sure to call ahead that events have glasses available.
The partial phases will start in our area at 1:24 p.m., according to Stony Brook University. It will then reach a maximum effacement of the sun's disk at 2:46 p.m. and end around at 4:01 p.m.
The best places to see the sun will be toward the southwestern edges of the city, said Dave Dombek, a senior meteorologist for Accuweather.
Regular sunglasses won’t work in protecting your eyes from the potentially retina-burning sun. Solar radiation could kill cells, resulting in temporary or permanent blindness.
Hayden Planetarium, 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
($33 for adults or $24 for kids.)
Hotel Americano, 518 W. 27th St., Chelsea
Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W. 47th St., Midtown
Central Park, Bethesda Terrace just north of 72nd Street, Upper East Side
LIC Landing, Hunters Point South Park, 52-10 Center Blvd., Long Island City
Court Square Library, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
Queens Library, various locations
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Ave., Clinton Hill
NASA's 'Risky' Plan
To Prevent A Supervolcano Eruption
August 21, 2017
Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, shared a report on the natural hazard that hadn't been seen outside of the agency until now.
He spoke of the true devastation that could come from an eruption, and the 'risky' methods that the agency is considering for preventing one - including approaches that could potentially go array and set off a supervolcano accidentally.
Major eruptions occur every 100,000 years, with the last major known one being in New Zealand 26,500 years ago.
Such an eruption today could cause a prolonged nuclear winter and global starvation - the United Nations estimated that food reserves worldwide would only enable humans to survive for 74 days.
World’s First Holographic
Media Player And Mobile Phone
Red says it’s HYDROGEN is a holographic multi-view, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image capture device. Woof! I think we need some time to understand what this all means and how it will work. Here is what RED states what the HYDROGEN ONE is all about.
WHAT IS THE HYDROGEN ONE?
The HYDROGEN ONE is a standalone, full-featured, unlocked multi-band smartphone operating on Android OS that just happens to add a few additional features that shatter the mold of conventional thinking.
The HYDROGEN ONE will not only be the control center for the HYDROGEN system, it will also integrate into the professional RED camera program, working together with Scarlet, EPIC and Weapon as a user interface and monitor.
It is no longer necessary to carry (or charge) another device to enjoy multi-dimensional content. Experience “look around depth” in the palm of your hand, no glasses or headsets in sight.
This incredible retina-riveting display advancement features nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view,1 content, 3D content, and interactive games … both landscape and portrait modes supported.
The HYDROGEN ONE is targeted to ship On 01/01/2018.
CANAL REDOne channel to find all 4-View holographic content. Create .h4v (or convert 3D to .h4v) content and upload. Download or stream to view. Movies, documentaries, games, shopping and other apps all found with one click. WHAT DO YOU GET?The HYDROGEN ONE Media Machine with a USB-C cable and charger, an expandable Micro SD card slot plus a “special small token” for ordering early. All other accessories available at launch will be available at an additional price. Aluminum Price$1195 Titanium Price$1595 Taxes and shipping not included in the price.
Google Home Outage Hits Users
June 06, 2017
It’s only been a few weeks since Google took to the stage and bragged at length about the capabilities, features, and reliability of its Google Assistant virtual helper, but now one of the the company’s premiere Assistant-equipped devices is suffering some serious issues. As Android Police reports, some Google Home devices are essentially completely broken today, with “a nearly 100% failure rate.”
Oddly, the Home speaker seems to be the only device where Assistant is having issues, as the Assistant app on smart devices is working just fine across the board.
World's Most Powerful
X-Ray Laser Creates 'Mini Black Hole'
June 05, 2017
Scientists were in for a surprise when they tested the world's most powerful X-ray laser on a single molecule, and created a 'mini black hole.'
The intense laser destroyed the molecule from the inside out, leaving a void, similar to a black hole in space. Researchers hope that this unexpected insight could advance the imaging of whole viruses and bacteria, which could help scientists to develop medicines.
The 'molecular black hole' was created by researchers from Kansas State University.
The researchers hope that the molecular black hole findings will help them better plan experiments using this laser.
Google Photos Has Half A Billion Users
May 19, 2017
Google's photo repository app has hit half a billion monthly active users, Anil Sabharwal, who helps run product at Google, said on Wednesday. And the company is now using its smart image searches and artificial intelligence to identify people in pictures, and automatically suggest the photo be shared with that person.
The announcement was part of Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
Soon the app will help users eliminate blurry photos and duplicates, and will release shared libraries. A shared library could be used to, for example, automatically recognize pictures of a user's kids and share them with both parents.
Even iOS users that don't have the app can be involved in the process.
Amazon's Echo Look Could Spy On More Than Just Your Style
May 01, 2017
Amazon has released the Echo Look, which is an Alexa-powered camera that takes full-length photos and short videos of you and your home. Experts have warned that many Echo Look customers do not fully understand the data that they are handing to Amazon.
Spacex Launches Its First Recycled Rocket
March 31, 2017
SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, March 30, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. "This is a huge day. My mind's blown, frankly," Musk said. He called it an "incredible milestone in the history of space" and predicted, "this is going to be a huge revolution in spaceflight."
It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on an orbital mission. He was at a loss for words after the Falcon 9 core landed on the bull's-eye of the ocean platform following liftoff with a broadcasting satellite, achieving what some had once told him was impossible.
This particular first stage landed on an ocean platform almost exactly a year ago after a space station launch for NASA. SpaceX refurbished and tested the 15-story booster, still sporting its nine original engines. It nailed another vertical landing at sea Thursday, March 30, once it was finished boosting the satellite for the SES company of Luxembourg. SpaceX employees jammed outside Mission Control at the Hawthorne, California, company headquarters cheered loudly every step of the way — and again when the satellite reached its proper orbit.
"Absolutely astounding," Halliwell said after his company's satellite reached the proper orbit. "Just opened the door into a whole new era of spaceflight." Musk said this day was 15 years in coming and that, all told, the reusability effort has cost the company at least $1 billion, which will take time to recoup. He brought all five of his young sons to the launch — and the news conference that followed — wanting them to be witness to history-in-the-making. It was fitting, he noted, that the rocket took off from NASA's Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the starting point for the Apollo moon shots decades ago.
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