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Mercury makes rare move across the sun

He said: "The last one was in 2006". Mercury will move across the face of the sun today in an astronomical event that happens only every ten years or so. Check out Mercury's transit of the sun here . The transit will last for seven-and-a-half hours...

LI astronomy lovers ready for Mercury to pass by sun

Here on the West Coast, we'll have to wait until the sun rises at 5:56 a.m. PDT to catch the transit already in progress. But remember: NEVER look directly at the sun without a solar filter or other appropriate eye protection; blindness can result....

Tim Peake To Run London Marathon - In Space

His first time was in 1999 when he finished the race in a little over three hours. Marco Frigatti, a representative of Guinness World Records was present at the center to confirm Peake's time. For the 44-year-old astronaut, who has been oversea...

Oculus Founder Hand Delivers First Rift

Similar products are expected to be launched this year by companies like HTC and Sony. "People who try it say it's different from anything they've ever experienced in their lives". So sometimes it becomes very hard to deal with reality as the per...

SpaceX launches futuristic pop-up room, lands rocket

The scheduled launch marks the fourth mission for high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's privately owned Space Exploration Technologies since a rocket failure last June destroyed a cargo ship being carried on a resupply mission bound for the space stat...

Tesla Model 3 heading to South Africa

That's just three hours since the Model 3 was uncloaked for everyone to see. Last year, the Model S was the best-selling electric vehicle in the US, with 25,700 cars purchased. Having said that the vehicle will not be available until late 2017,...

Latest HTC teaser gives us another glimpse at the HTC One M10

The comment was a bold statement from HTC, considering the strong competition from other flagship phones like the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. The teaser was released in HTC'S Turkish YouTube channel but do expect the see the smartphone this time.

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Protecting Your Vision During Upcoming Solar Eclipse

NASA Planetary Science Director Jim Green says that students should experience the eclipse, with the right precautions in place. The general public will be able to visit Ralph...

Twitter now has a totality emoji to celebrate the solar eclipse

Click play to watch the Do's and Don't for the upcoming solar eclipse . Some retailers have pairs remaining, but if you don't happen to find a pair, you can safely make an ecli...

Local libraries giving out free eclipse glasses

Florida is not in this path of totality, but everyone in North America, South America and parts of Europe will get to see a partial solar eclipse . On the day of the event, St. ...

4 apps that will make Solar Eclipse 2017 epic

Free , 1:30 p.m., MIT Kresge Oval , 77 Mass. There will be little to no cloud coverage. There's a new scam in Illinois.counterfeit solar eclipse glasses that are being sold to...

Jaguar E-Pace: Designed to Cross Over

Jaguar claims that the new chassis hardware developed for the E-Pace maximises its interior space while also providing the strong foundations for the vehicle's all-surface dynamic ...

11 ways iOS11 is better than previous version

It's seen as a maintenance release. At the same time, iOS 11 lays ground work for the future, in that it "opens up to unbelievable possibilities for augmented reality in games a...

Kirby is coming to Nintendo Switch

Based on what we've seen so far, Super Mario Odyssey is one of the oddest titles yet. Who knows what this means for future Nintendo games , if they are kid-proofing all thei...

Apple Announce ARKit, An Augmented Reality App Platform

Settle down, iPhone lovers - these, unfortunately, aren't new iPhones . The feature, called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", will be part of Apple's iOS 11, a new version of th...

Apple unveils voice-activated, connected home speaker

Will you be interesting in buying the new HomePod for your home? Despite Amazon's dominance, the smart speaker market is still considered a worthwhile investment due to its...

Apple Gets into WiFi Speakers with HomePod

Analysts say Apple has been slow to improve its Siri virtual assistant and launch a smart speaker, after Amazon launched its Echo in 2014. Apple says that the speaker can...

Special Reports

Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop

It will cost $349 and is expected to be Amazon Echo and Google Home's competitor. Apple's AR software is capable of running on any iPhone or iPad that at least has an A...

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

On its website, Apple describes it simply as getting an immersive listening experience no matter where HomePod is placed. Apple is also updating the operating software fo...

SpaceX launches Dragon spacecraft to resupply ISS

SpaceX launches Dragon spacecraft to resupply ISS

SpaceX plans to return the actual rocket, called Falcon 9, back to Cape Canaveral after it detaches from the capsule ( Dragon ). More than 2,000 kilograms of that is scientific ha...

Apple's Siri speaker to be an audiophile-pleasing smart home hub

Sources say Apple employees have been testing the speaker in their homes for several months. There have been rumors about Apple making a smart speaker. Regarding the manufa...

Sony Stops Manufacturing PS3 in Japan

Sony Stops Manufacturing PS3 in Japan

Sony recently released a new System Software Update for the PlayStation 4 that was meant to bring new icons and more stability, however, it appears to have destabilized som...

Ariana Grande says she will hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande was playing her sixth European date on her Dangerous Woman tour when a suicide bomber attacked concert-goers as they were leaving her concert at Manchester Arena , kill...

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by almost one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing ...

Destiny 2's PC Launch May Be a Later Date

Destiny had a ton of hype in 2014. This will be the first game developed by a separate studio to arrive for Battle.net, which has only offered Blizzard-developed games until now. ...

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Zimbabwe is one of the countries targeted by the massive cyber-attack called WannaCry ransomware which has hit computers in 104 countries including the Russian Federation , the UK,...