Rutgers University-New Brunswick astronomer offers tips for safe viewing the Solar Eclipse

photo by Margaret Morse

August 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Americans will be treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 in an approximately 70-mile-wide zone stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast.

In New Jersey, a partial eclipse will begin at about 1:20 p.m., peak at about 2:45 p.m. and end shortly before 4 p.m. […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

Planning to watch the eclipse : Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market

August 17, 2017
by
Alesha Hernandez
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Ridgewood NJ, On Monday, August 21, 2017, sky-gazers across the country will watch the solar eclipse. If you’re planning to watch, you’ll need to use eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Be sure to get the kind that actually protects your eyes.

Start by making sure that the glasses or […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth

A SECRET document shows in scary detail how Facebook can exploit the insecurities of teenagers using the platform.

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FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices.

The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Science and Technology|4 Comments

FCC Chairman Pai: ‘We Need an Open and Free Internet for the 21st Century’

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that an open and free internet is vital for America in the 21st century.

During a speech at the Newseum on Wednesday, Pai said he plans to roll back the net-neutrality regulations and to restore the light-touch regulatory system established by President […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick Uber out of the App Store (AAPL)

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Published 8:57 am, Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally told Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that the Uber app violated Apple’s privacy rules, and threatened to remove Uber from Apple’s App Store, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The issue in the reported early-2015 meeting was that Uber had […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

IS THE SILICON VALLEY DYNASTY COMING TO AN END?

IS THE SILICON VALLEY DYNASTY COMING TO AN END?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry’s biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world’s most rollicking economy.

It has been said that Silicon Valley, or the 50 or so square-mile area extending from San Francisco to the base of the peninsula, […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Science and Technology|1 Comment

Facebook knocks down massive spammer network

The social network says it had been “combating” the operation for six months.

Facebook famously boasts it has 1.86 billion users who visit the social network every month. It looks like that number shrank on Friday.

The company, which previously announced it’s cracking down on fake accounts, said it’s disrupted a major spam operation being run out […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

April Fools’ Day comet will make closest pass to Earth on record

Doyle Rice , USA TODAYPublished 2:39 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago

It might be streaming by on April Fools’ Day, but this comet is no holiday prank.

On Saturday, the inelegantly named comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will make its closest flyby of Earth since its discovery in 1858.

There’s no need to worry about it […]

By |April 1st, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

J Scott Armstrong: Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Papers in Scientific Journals Follow Scientific Method

by ALLUM BOKHARI29 Mar 20172,972

Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.

Professor Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Science and Technology|1 Comment

Your iPhone’s dirtier than a toilet — and so are these other everyday items

Then next time you answer your smartphone and press it firmly to your face, consider this: Are you touching fecal matter right now?

Quite possibly. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found fecal matter on one out of every six smartphones in a 2011 study. Add to that the work of Charles […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments