First up, Intel’s impressive drone show during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony caught the attention of many by setting a new World Record with 1,218 drones flying simultaneously. In preparing for the Olympics many athletes, including the US ski team, utilized virtual reality technology to train and prepare for their events. Falcon Heavy launched last week to much fanfare and celebration, proving that space exploration and scientific discovery is still only in its infancy. To those affected by the Equifax security hack, more troubles may be on the horizon as we learned the breach is more significant than previously reported.
On the heels of this summer’s solar eclipse, get ready for some unique meteor showers this week. You might be able to see the shooting stars rain down for a spectacular meteor shower. It’s all part of the dragon constellation roaring into life this week and will be at its peak on Sunday, October 8.
Hurricane Harvey has damaged or destroyed more than 134,000 homes in South Texas according to the Houston Chronicle. FEMA estimates 25% of homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed while 65% suffered major damage from Hurricane Irma. Many of these homes were damaged or destroyed by high winds and flying debris. And not to be an alarmist, but we still have months remaining in Hurricane Season.
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Esurance is using smart technology, such as predictive analytics and aerial images, to waive inspections, quickly settle claims, and reimburse customers who were severely affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Catastrophes like Hurricane Harvey can be a devastating event and the best way we can is help is by being there for our customers when they need us most,” said Jonathan Adkisson, president of Esurance. “We are acting fast and using our sophisticated tools to make it easier for customers to restore their lives.”
The Powerball jackpot is up to $650 million. Right now, it would be the third-largest payout on a lottery in the U.S., and the second-largest Powerball award. Even though the $650 million gets paid out over 30 years, and that Uncle Sam and your state government will claim a huge chunk, this is still enough to keep you in lattes for life — even at Starbucks prices.