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A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 from a NASA Armstrong flyby … [+] Research Center’s Gulfstream III 25,000 feet above the Oregon coast. Photo by Carla Thomas/NASA via Getty ImagesGetty Images Southwest Airlines and Omni Hotels have teamed up to offer a unique experience to two travelers who want to watch the total solar eclipse on April 8 for a plane ride. THE “Solarbration sweepstakesIt will see two winners and their guests get the chance to experience it all from 35,000 feet on one of two scheduled Southwest Airlines flights: Southwest flight #1252, departing Dallas…

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Google Officegetty Google just discontinued its new AI tool called Gemini, formerly Bard, which creates images of people. This is another big mistake as Google tries to catch up with new rivals from OpenAI and Microsoft in using genetic AI. Since OpenAI officially launched in November 2022, Google has begun to respond. When Google launched its chatbot, originally named Bard, it was almost a year ago now. Around the time of Bard’s release, Google learned the hard way when it shared inaccurate images of a planet outside Earth’s solar system in a promotional video, sending its shares down more than…

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Drilling for underground hydrogen will use the same techniques developed for the oil and gas industry.getty The Senate held the first congressional hearing on geological hydrogen, a promising new form of clean energy produced naturally underground that has attracted growing interest and investment over the past year. The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, chaired by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, heard testimony Wednesday from the Energy Department’s advanced research unit, the US Geological Survey, and Pete Johnson, CEO of Koloma, the best-funded startup in the geological hydrogen space. They agreed that more research is needed to identify the most…

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‘Eclipse cooling’ has been observed for centuries, but this is the first time its strength … [+] measured.AFP via Getty Images Accurate weather forecasts for the April 8 path of totality won’t be available until a few days later, but scientists have confirmed that cumulus clouds over Earth begin to disappear almost immediately when a partial solar eclipse begins. It’s something eclipse chasers have known for at least 40 years. Still, the Publication of paper inside Communications Nature Earth and Environment lends further credence to the long-observed phenomenon. However, how the cloud evolution caused by the eclipses works will likely…

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Every year, Apple announces which iPhones will run the next generation of iOS software. This software will be announced in June, will reach public beta in July, and will be generally released in September. Now, a new post claims to tell us which iPhones are about to drop off the compatibility list. Will your iPhone work with iOS 18?David Phelan Of course, this does not mean that these iPhones will stop working. They will continue exactly as they do now, but new features exclusive to the next-gen software will not be available. MORE FROM FORBESApple iPhone 17 to achieve the…

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Li Xiang, founder of Li Auto.Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Li Xiang, chairman and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Li Auto, saw his fortune jump by $1.5 billion to $9.6 billion on Monday as investors approved his discount strategy in the fiercely competitive electric vehicle market of China. But analysts warn that an intensifying price war could eventually hurt Li Auto’s margins down the road. After releasing fourth-quarter earnings on Monday, shares of the dual-listed company jumped as much as 26% in Hong Kong on Tuesday, after rallying nearly 19% on the Nasdaq overnight. Li, who derives his net worth from a…

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