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GUIDE | How to view the partial annular eclipse in the Midwest Saturday

in Event/Local News/Science/Weather

TOLEDO, Ohio — While much of the northern hemisphere eagerly awaits the 2024 total solar eclipse, Saturday’s annular eclipse will provide a unique – albeit partial, in most areas including the Midwest- preview for what’s to come next year.

On Saturday afternoon, a total annular eclipse will pass over the northwest and southwest U.S., before moving into the Yucatan Peninsula and South America. While only parts of Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas will be in the path of totality, the entire contiguous U.S. will at least see a partial annular eclipse.

In Ohio and Michigan, the moon will eclipse about 40 to 50 percent of the sun. Provided you have the proper safety glasses, the event will still be a spectacular and interesting sight.

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Researchers solve perovskites puzzle for better solar cells

in Local News/School/Science/Technology

Published in Science, the research led by The University of Toledo, Ohio, in collaboration with the University of Washington, University of Toronto, Northwestern University and Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) solved the problem with the durability of perovskite solar cells.

“Perovskite solar cells offer a route to lowering the cost of solar electricity given their high-power conversion efficiencies and low manufacturing cost,” said Dr Yanfa Yan, UToledo Distinguished University Professor of physics and a member of the UToledo Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization. “However, we needed to strengthen the emerging solar cell technology’s endurance during outdoor operation.”

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