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Bill Nye on an eclipse's beauty and the wonder of science

Monday  10:12,   21 august 2017
CBS News

"The Science Guy" says brief celestial spectacle is cause for us all to celebrate both the planet we share and humankind's ability to understand the cosmosTomorrow, we will have a chance to experience a total eclipse of the sun. The[...]

New England weather will mostly cooperate for eclipse viewing

Monday  09:36,   21 august 2017
The Boston Globe

The day of the eclipse is finally here, and the weather should be great. One fly in the ointment will be some high clouds from an upper-level disturbance to our west. High clouds don’t block out the sun completely, but they can change the[...]

The first place to see the solar eclipse

Monday  08:16,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

There are many cool places to experience the Great American Solar Eclipse. The lighthouse here, just a few miles up the road from Newport, holds the distinction of being number one. That’s just by a few seconds — but who’s counting, right? “This [...]

The eclipse capital of the U.S. is over the moon for Monday’s total solar eclipse

Monday  07:38,   21 august 2017
MSN

Residents of Carbondale, Ill., are incredulous at their cosmic good fortune — they really needed these eclipses.A man identifying himself as an astronomer had emailed to let him know about two eclipses that would cross the United States — one in[...]

Solar eclipse 2017: No kooks or doomsayers here

Monday  07:37,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

There were no witches, prophets, seers or spiritualists. Notwithstanding predictions that the eclipse would be a magnet for kooks and doomsayers, normalcy reigned Sunday in downtown Hopkinsville. The biggest oddball may have been a man who would[...]

Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices

Monday  04:31,   21 august 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

As facial-recognition technology moves into mobile devices, we will soon take it for granted not just in smartphones but also in smart-home speakers, doorbells and locks, writes Christopher Mims.Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets[...]

Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices

Monday  04:31,   21 august 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

As facial-recognition technology moves into mobile devices, we will soon take it for granted not just in smartphones but also in smart-home speakers, doorbells and locks, writes Christopher Mims.Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets[...]

This map shows if clouds will block the solar eclipse in your state

Monday  02:33,   21 august 2017
Business Insider

The United States will see a total solar eclipse on August 21 for the first time in decades. Some people are traveling hundreds of miles to cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee and Salem, Oregon. But there is one thing that[...]

The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse

Monday  01:10,   21 august 2017
Business Insider

<p>The great American total solar eclipse of 2017 is almost upon us.</p>The great American total solar eclipse of 2017 is almost upon[...]

Don't let this solar eclipse weird you out.

Sunday  23:00,   20 august 2017
USA TODAY

On Monday, in a 67-mile-wide arc that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina, Americans will be treated to a rare event: a total eclipse of the sun. To celebrate, some Americans will participate in rare events. Ozzy Osbourne will sing Bark at the[...]

US readies to cash in on solar eclipse

Sunday  21:35,   20 august 2017
The Financial Times

Nashville has long been a hotspot for tourists. But the city, a destination for music lovers and more recently bachelor parties, is hoping two cosmic minutes will bring a once in a generation jolt to its economy.&nbsp;Tens of millions of people[...]

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Sunday  20:56,   20 august 2017
Associated Press

Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years.With[...]

What Happens to Your Eyes If You Look Directly at the Sun During a Solar Eclipse?

Sunday  19:33,   20 august 2017
Time

For the first time in U.S. history, a solar eclipse will travel exclusively across America, enabling millions of people to view the moon block out the sun on Aug.[...]

Solar eclipse 2017: how the solar power industry is prepping for a huge blip

Sunday  19:32,   20 august 2017
Vox.com

The total solar eclipse passing over the United States on August 21 is going to be[...]

What Is a Partial Solar Eclipse?

Sunday  19:10,   20 august 2017
Time

A total solar eclipse will stretch across the U.S. on Aug. 21, giving people in parts of 14 states the chance to see one of the great celestial events we can witness on Earth. But outside the path of totality, in which people will see the moon[...]