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Why you absolutely cannot stare at the sun without eclipse glasses, explained You can only take off the protective glasses when the moon has completely covered the sun during totality. Regular sunglasses won't block enough light. You'll need glasses that filter all but 0.003 percent of visible light and block out most [...]
KGW answers your eclipse questions Question: Can I use X-ray film or regular sunglasses to view the eclipse? Answer: No. National Geographic says all of these options are dangerous. The only way to look at the eclipse directly is by using verified safe solar eclipse glasses or a number [...]
via Teton Valley News]
How to avoid eye damage while viewing the eclipse Examples of improper eclipse viewing include looking through sunglasses (polarized or multiple pairs don't help!), X-ray film, alternating eyes (Radiation still damages when it is "off and on."), or direct mirror reflection. If thin or hazy clouds are [...]
via Corvallis Gazette Times]
Eclipse damage: Doctors can't help Bottom line, eye care professionals say: Use the specially-designed, certified solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse. They'll bear a tiny picture of a globe with the letters "ISO," the initials CE and a statement that reads, "Conforms to and meets [...]
via New Scientist]
Exercise slows growth of cancer in marathon mice Could exercise help beat cancer? Perhaps, if you happen to be a mouse. An experiment in which mice chose to run between 4 and 7 kilometres a night has shown how exercise can boost the immune system’s attack on cancer, preventing new tumours growing, and ... [...]
Intel shows helmet that gives you X-ray vision The company showed off a kind of X-ray vision by letting a worker see through pipes that ... Oakley and Intel showed off its Radar Pace, a pair of smart sunglasses that has a voice-activated coaching system. The eyewear is supposed to give real-time ... [...]
via Daily Mail]
Get X-ray vision for $300: Gadget uses radio signals to let you see people even when they are behind CONCRETE X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality at a university lab. Scientists have created software that uses changes in radio signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls and track their movements. They say the technology ... [...]
via New Scientist]
Physicists struggle to squeeze new particles from the LHC It’s a fairly silent night as the Large Hadron Collider shuts down for the holidays. Particle physicists at CERN today presented the first results since the LHC was switched back on for its second run, but had no discoveries to report. Instead, early ... [...]
Global Eyewear Market to Reach US$130 bn By 2018 owing to Rising Demand for Spectacles - Transparency Market Research CIBA vision, CooperVision, and Bausch & Lomb are the dominant players of the market for contact lenses, Essilor and Carl Zeiss lead the global market in the spectacle lenses segment. On the other hand, Safilo and Luxottica lead the plano sunglasses market ... [...]
The Galaxy 19 is a communications satellite that orbits over North America, beaming free-to-air programming to hundreds of thousands of households. It also happens to be the way detainees at Guantánamo Bay get their television. The satellite carries a wealth of religious programming, from “Bible Explorations” to “God’s Learning Channel” to “Global Buddhist Network” — not a lineup well tailored to the particular viewing interests of the Gitmo demographic. What detainees tend to be most...
May 11, 2000|By Darryl E. Owens of The Sentinel StaffIn Hollywood films, nothing bespeaks ``cool'' like a pair of sunglasses.Who can forget how a pair of Wayfarers in Risky Business transformed Tom Cruise into Cool Incarnate?Or how chilly Cruise looked in Top Gun soaring through the danger zone behind a pair of Aviators?Or how in the Blues Brothers, the Wayfarers sported by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi jacked up the monochromatic blues-singing siblings' cool quotient?There's just something...
Berlin. Beim Thema E-Book-Reader scheiden sich die Geister: Die einen lehnen den digitalen Buchersatz ab, weil sie die Textur des Papiers vermissen und das Rascheln beim Umblättern zu sehr lieben. Wer hier weniger streng ist, weiß die Vorzüge der elektrischen Buch-Pendants allerdings oft zu schätzen. Sie brauchen wenig Platz beim Reisen und können sogar die Hausbibliothek ersetzen. Bevor man allerdings zum nächstbesten Gerät greift, gilt es ein paar Dinge zu beachten.Der Unterschied zu...