Alternative Energies and the Functions of the Sun

What is solar power? Solar power is the energy of the sun. It is also the source of almost all the energy used on earth. This article will discuss a few of the many functions the sun serves.

Fossil fuels that are used today for the production of gas and electricity were created with the help of sunlight. This is because in pre-historic times, plants that grew for centuries turned into the fossil fuels that exist and are utilized today.

Sunlight also functions to heat the Earth, and creates wind that turns windmills to produce electricity. Rain is created by sunlight evaporating water in the sky. Rain drops then fall down into streams and can be transformed into hydroelectricity.

Thermal Energy

How does the sun heat objects? A car becomes hot on warm days because the sun’s light rays pass through the glass windows, onto the dashboard and seats. When passing through the glass, sunlight is converted into thermal energy, or heat. This heat then becomes trapped within the vehicle, unable to escape. Thermal energy cannot pass through glass as easily as the rays of the sun.

Solar Energy

Solar every does not pollute the earth, nor does it require … Read More

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Budget friendly vegetarian eats in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne and its fabulous inner-city suburbs offer lots of great places to find cheap and healthy vegetarian meals. For anywhere between $5.00 to $15.00 there are great, tasty vegetarian lunches or dinners to enjoy.

The Kebab Factory, Carlton

This neat and clean take-away features an appealing array of Turkish style vegetarian fare. The food is always freshly cooked and decidedly on the healthy side. There are dips, stuffed capsicums, tabbouleh, breads and vegetable boreks to enjoy.

A ten dollar note will buy a filling lunch that leaves an inner glow of contentment. Go with a friend and share one of their wonderful vegetarian platters.

Location: 95-97 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053.

Phone: (03) 9349-5119

Hours: Mon – Sun, From Early until Late

Dinkum Pies, Melbourne

The legendary Dinkum Pies sits in the middle of Block Place, where it jostles for attention amongst all the hip and groovy eateries. It looks decidedly out of place with its 1950s retro style and vast menu of pies and tempting cakes. It all looks like something out of a country fair bake-off.

Best of all, they have some delicious vegetarian pies, pasties and rolls, all for under $5.00. For those with a sweet tooth, … Read More

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5 Tips For Hosting A Blackjack Night

If you want to spend a fun evening at home with your friends, a blackjack night is an entertaining and budget-friendly option. All you will need is a pack of cards, a group of players, casino chips, and some spare cash. With these top tips, you can host the perfect blackjack party.

Hosting a blackjack night is not the only way to enjoy this thrilling game. You can also play blackjack online!

5 Tips For Hosting A Blackjack Night

Provide Snacks

As the host, it is important to not only provide entertainment, but also food and drink. Most guests will expect snacks to be served at a blackjack party. 

It’s best to focus on easy snacks for this night, as you don’t want to make food that will divert your attention away from the game. It’s also best to cook food that is not greasy and will cause as little mess as possible. Otherwise, your guests will get grease and crumbs all over the playing cards. 

In terms of the snacks that you should serve, chips, cookies, popcorn, dried fruits, candies, pretzels, nuts, jerky, and skewers are all great options. Though pizza is beloved by many card players, this … Read More

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Apple TV Plus comes ad-free at $5 per month

The latest in video-streaming is Apple TV Plus from the stable of iDevice giant. It comes at a monthly subscription of $4.99 / £4.99 / $AU7.99, undercutting other competing services including Hulu and Netflix. It facilitates sharing between six different members of a family.

More to this attractive offer, Apple is currently offering one year’s subscription free on the purchase of iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.

It is important here to note that proof of purchase or a receipt is not required as the Apple TV app already knows about the purchase of iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.

For those who have not bought a new Apple product since September 10, a 7-day free trial is being offered but a credit card need to be confirmed for it too so that paying is made easy after the end of the free trial. Auto-renew cannot be opted out and so it is suggested to set a Siri reminder to cancel before the end of 7-day free trial or 364 days from now.

A small tip for new Apple TV Plus subscribers is to pay using the Apple Card so that 3 percent cash back is facilitated.

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iPadOS review: Users getting best iPad experience

Apple has already released a iPad-frienly software this September 24 alongside the iPhone 11 series and here we will discuss about iPadOS 13.2, which is being widely appreciated.

With the splitting iPad software from the smartphone users can play Apple Arcade and some of the features which are only available on iPhones.

Various critical improvements can be seen to the User Interface with the new iPadOS tablet operating system like better use of screen real estate and getting new gesture controls including mouse support. iPad owners will get a better tablet experience.

Below are the list of iPads that supports the new software:

iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) iPad Pro 12.9 (2015) iPad Pro 11 (2018) iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) iPad Pro 9.7 (2016) iPad Air (2019) iPad Air 2 iPad (2018) iPad (2017) iPad Mini (2019) iPad Mini 4

The first noticeable change in iPadOS is the new home screen. The app icons in the grid seems tighter. This means more apps can now be housed here and dead space on the display is reduced.

The multitasking now comes with an upgrade and now two app windows of the same app can be split. Switching between … Read More

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Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – destination for shopping, sunshine, sand

Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, Hawke’s Bay has 2,200 hours of sunshine a year, making it one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. With low rainfall and low humidity, that provides excellent growing conditions for vineyards producing world-famous wines. Examples are Te Mata Estate, Black Barn and Craggy Range (all with restaurants, wine-tasting facilities and cellar-door sales). Restaurants use locally sourced produce, often organically grown. Many of the stone and pipfruit orchards for which the region used to be famous have been removed and grapes planted in their place.


A short distance from the vineyards of the plains, Hawke’s Bay’s sandy coastline extends for many miles, with something for all lovers of the ocean and of its bounty – fish, crayfish (lobster), and shellfish. Beaches are mainly safe for swimming and boating, with the more popular surf beaches patrolled by surf lifeguards during the summer months.

Outdoor activities

For the adventurous there is paragliding, hot-air ballooning, jet boating, canoeing, rafting, or a tractor and trailer ride along the coast to see the world’s largest mainland gannet colony. A round trip to see the gannets takes four hours, including a one-and-a-half hour stop at the Cape, with departure times depending … Read More

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