Austinites, get ready for the sun to (almost) disappear
A solar eclipse will make its way throughout the U.S. today and darken our skies for minutes at a time. Some cities throughout the country will experience a total covering of the sun by the moon.
While Austin will only see a partial eclipse, it will still be a sight to behold. Vox has explained how you can view a live stream of the total eclipse, and The Independent has shown how to watch the event safely.
The solar eclipse will also bring some challenges
It’s been a long time since the U.S. has experienced a solar eclipse like the one it will today.
Over the years, America’s use of renewable energy has risen quickly, meaning that today, the country’s electric power grid will be tested like never before.
Grid operators, utilities and electricity generators are expecting more than 12,000 megawatts of solar power to go offline when the eclipse covers a 70-mile range from Oregon to South Carolina, reports Bloomberg.
California, the state with the most use of solar power, will switch to hydropower generators and gas plants while the eclipse is happening.
In non-solar eclipse news...
Uber is expected to name a new CEO soon, and the front-runner appears to be former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt, according to Recode.
The company is replacing its top position after oustding former CEO Travis Kalanick.
Kalanick led Uber into extreme popularity and financial prosperity, but he also was at the helm as the company faced an array of controversies that have included claims of sexual harrasement, lawsuits, acusations of an innapropriate workplace culture and federal investigations into the company’s practices.
After its troubles, some analysts have said Uber would improve its image by hiring a female CEO. But the company does not appear to be heading in that direction.
There was a secret job posting online for Apple, then it dissapeared
Cyber-security reporter Zack Whittaker found a job advertisement online for an engineer at Apple while looking over data being sent from iPhone apps. But suddenly, the ad dissapeared, a BBC News report says.
The advertisement began with ‘Hey there! You found us’ and then explained the description of the job. The ad was posted to the web address “us-east-1.blobstore.apple.com.”
Secret messages to attract skilled thinkers is nothing new, the article satates. In 2016, for example, British firm Dyson put a hidden message into a Youtube video.
The BBC says it has contacted Apple about the job listing.
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