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It is a popular misconception that total solar eclipses are rare occurrence -- they take place about once every 18 months. But how often do total solar eclipses cross the same location on the Earth's surface? That's another story.
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Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design , has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering. Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what's faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out: Missed Part 1? Check it out here .
The Event Chronicle
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The Event Chronicle
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Academic says advanced extraterrestrials could have thrived on Earth, Mars and even Venus before disappearing without a trace By Jasper Hamill THE SOLAR system humanity calls home may have once been inhabited by an extinct species of spacefaring aliens, a top scientist has suggested. An American space boffin has suggested ancient extraterrestrials could have lived on Mars, Venus or even Planet Earth before disappearing without a trace. In a fascinating academic paper about “prior indigenous technological species” , James T. Wright from the Pennsylvania State University raised the fascinating possibility that evidence of these extinct aliens could exist somewhere in the solar system. Wright is an astronomer who received global attention after suggesting an “alien megastructure” had been spotted in orbit around a distant star . Now the stargazer has said advanced aliens may have left behind “technosignatures” for us to find – if only we knew where to look for them.
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T he finding also supports a theory that Earth is likely to experience periods when comet strikes are more likely, owing to the planet’s orbit intersecting orbiting rings of comet fragments in space. But despite the ancient age of the pillars, Dr Sweatman does not believe it is the earliest example of astronomy in the archaeological record. Many paleolithic cave paintings and artefacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed, he said. If you consider that, according to astronomers, this giant comet probably arrived in the inner solar system some 20 to 30 thousand years ago, and it would have been a very visible and dominant feature of the night sky, it is hard to see how ancient people could have ignored this given the likely consequences. The research is published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.
France 24
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The rings around Saturn -- a gas giant that is second in size in our solar system only to Jupiter -- are thousands of miles (kilometers) wide, but only 30 to 300 feet (nine to 90 meters) deep. The spacecraft's final dives aim to offer a fresh look at the rings, potentially revealing more about their mass and whether they are old or new. "If the rings are massive, this means that they are old. They can date back to the formation of the Saturnian system," Iess said. "If the mass is small, then the rings are young and they have been formed by a different process." Some scientists believe that rings could have formed after asteroids smashed into some of Saturn's moons, creating a trail of debris. Saturn has more than 60 moons, and Cassini has made new discoveries on some of them, which may have conditions suitable for a form of life. The flyby should also provide more information about the interior of Saturn.
TIME - Top Stories
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During a question and answer period, Perry also suggested that increased reliance on renewable energy sources like wind and solar might make the grid unreliable given they only work when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing, creating national security concerns. The Trump administration might try to preempt state and local governments that use policy to encourage clean energy to address those concerns, Perry said. There's a discussion, some of it very classified that will be occurring as we go further, Perry said. The conversation needs to happen so the local governors and legislators, mayors and city council understand what's at stake here in making sure that our energy security is substantial. Ethan Zindler, the Americas head at BNEF who led the question and answer period, responded that the notion of preemption would send shudders to companies invested in renewable energy.
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responsible for running it. Locals raised £200,000 and paid for solar panels to make the pool and more efficient. But sustaining it is.
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By UFO Sightings Hotspot An arc first appears in the data then it extends into this large pulse-like energy beam. It was observed in the Central Pacific aimed in the direction of the Korean/Japan Peninsula on April, 19 2017. MIMIC picks up radiation and Microwave pulse energy imagery and what we see here is not a solar event or a glitch but this energy pulse is man-made. If you look at the front of the wave it seems the energy pulse comes straight from a cloaked dish-shaped object which appears and disappears in a split second. Here is a technology at play which can manipulate the weather or can produce earthquakes in a certain region and they want things to heat up to create a natural disaster of some type like an earthquake, typhoon, tsunami, etc. Could it be possible, rather than to start a war with North Korea using conventional or nuclear weapons, if you look at the specific spot where the pulse appears that specific North Korea will be hit by a natural disaster soon? This article ( Large Energy Pulse detected over Central Pacific Signs of a False Flag Operation? ) was originally published on UFO Sightings Hotspot and syndicated by The Event Chronicle .
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Among the projects invented during World Create Day were a shopping helper drone' and miniature fighting robots. Useful projects on one hand, awesome projects on the other, just like we like it. MakerBay in Hong Kong A solar oven found at MakerBay MakerBay is a hackerspace located smack in the middle of Hong Kong. Like most hackerspaces, finding a place was a problem, but the folks at MakerBay found something spectacular . They're zoned industrial, and only a five-minute walk from a train station. There are quite a few projects sitting around MakerBay including a solar oven that would be pretty dangerous if it were outdoors on a sunny day. Also on deck are prototypes of small sailing vessels with a flexible hull designed to track and contain oil spills. Highlights of World Create Day include upcycled wood construction and a spontaneous piano interlude .
Fast Company
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Teams from each city visit a range ofproperties, including airports, libraries, water treatment works, andstreets. They find faults in corridor airflows, rhapsodizeabout rooftop solar panels, and needle each other about phantom light fixtures and the height of heating fans. Its great fun. The serious point, says Maria Vargas, head of the Department of Energys Better Buildings program , which commissions the web series, is to show how organizations can learn from each other. Hopefully by seeing real world situations and obstacles, SWAP provides a place for people to learn and feel empowered about making energy efficiencies, she tells Fast Company . Theres money investment involved here and peopleare naturally risk-averse. Seeing other citiesdo it, and seeing the investments work out, is good information to have.
SPACE.com
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The sun's magnetic "sphere of influence" that surrounds our solar system is shaped like a bubble, rather than having a long, comet-like tail as many scientists previously thought, new observations suggest.
Futurity
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The huge bubble formed by the sun's magnetic influence may be shaped much more like a basketball than a comet, new measurements show. The solar windmagnetic solar material that constantly flows out from the sunfills the inner solar system, reaching far past the orbit of Neptune. The wind creates a bubble, some 23 billion miles across, called the heliosphere. The entire solar system, including the heliosphere, moves through interstellar space. Until now, scientists have thought the heliosphere was comet-shaped structure, with a rounded head in the direction of travel and an extended tail trailing behind. We never thought that we would see what we're seeing and be able to image the boundaries of the heliosphere. But new data covering an 11-year solar activity cycle suggests instead that it may be much more compact and rounded on both ends.
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