Subject: Aug 4, 5, 6 EMF TECH AND UTILITY NEWS OVERVIEW
Virtual Reality Shows Promise For Pain Patients; This Is Exactly Why It Should Not Be Used In Schools
CALENDAR: Electronic Frontier Alliance: Every August, congressmembers return to their districts to meet their constituents. In-person meetings and town halls can make a huge difference, bigger than phone calls or tweets. Gather a few friends and colleagues and request a meeting with your congressmember or a member of their staff.
ATTACHED: 2 documents by Jerry Flynn (Canada)
Unprecedented, pandemic corruption, unquenchable greed and reckless ignorance of EMFs poses an existential threat to all humanity!
Champions of Thermal Dogma
ANTENNAS: CAPE COD, MA When high winds last week toppled trees and power lines in Mashpee, Greg McKelvey of Popponesset had to drive nearly two miles to find cellphone service. That’s because no electricity means no cellphone service in parts of Popponesset and New Seabury.
Mashpee police Capt. Thomas Rose said he experienced the impaired cell coverage as well. “Dispatch wanted me to call in for something, and there was zero cell service,” he said.
For residents like McKelvey, the storm highlighted the potential dangers and public safety concerns associated with the lack of cellphone coverage in New Seabury.
Debate has been raging in town about a proposed cell tower that was slated for the site of a fire substation on Red Brook Road, which is near New Seabury. But the company proposing to build the cell tower recently withdrew its application because the projec thad stirred strong opposition within the community, stemming from its potential visual, environmental and health impacts.
Town officials have long supported plans for a new cell tower, citing the need to improve communications between residents and emergency services.
Come on people. Let’s erect cell towers where they are most needed, including this area of Mashpee, Centerville village where alarmist neighbors needlessly worry about health effects from proposed cell antenna in a nearby church steeple, and the Outer Cape beaches where cellphone service is needed in case of a shark attack.
AI: Scientists Announce They Can Manipulate Brain Cells with Smartphone-controlled Implant
CELLPHONES, CHILDREN, WIFI, SCHOOLS
CELLPHONES: Digital Devices and the Developing Child: Should You Go Screen-Free?
CELLPHONES: Dr. Miller: The Body of Evidence Linking Cell Phone and Wireless to Cancer
CELLPHONES: Excess Smartphone Use Can Cause Premature Death, And It’s Not About Radiation
The research presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2019 found that excess use of smartphones can lead to premature death. According to the lead researcher, Smartphone addiction can lead to a decline in physical activity, which in turn will increase the risk of obesity.
CELLPHONES: Wrist exercises for those who use their cellphones 24/7
Across the 40 countries which were included in the research, Samsung’s devices were the fastest on average in 14 of the countries, Apple was fastest in 7. In the remaining 21, there was a tie for the fastest average device speed. Huawei was not a standalone winner anywhere, though it was joint fastest in 7.
Interestingly enough, in some of the markets where Apple is the leader in terms of market share, it is not the best performing provider. In the US, Samsung lead the way in terms of average download speeds by quite a margin, and it also fell in second place in Japan. Australia is another market where the iLeader came up short.
As mentioned before, the telcos are not innocent when it comes to poor performance. Congestion on individual mobile sites, network architecture, line of sight and numerous other factors slow download speeds, but we suspect few people will blame their devices. Another interesting factor is the amount which has been spent on the device in the first place.
SCHOOLS: Electrosmog Radiation In Anne Arundel County Public Schools
8 minute video
SCHOOLS: China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.
In recent years, the country has rushed to pursue “intelligent education.” Now its billion-dollar ed-tech companies are planning to export their vision overseas.
SCHOOLS: Arizona State University Embeds Sensors Deep into Student Life
The university wants to deploy IoT inside Sun Devil Stadium and on campus to monitor everything from crowd noise to classroom attendance.
CHILDREN: The Shocking Phenomenon That Shows Just How Movement-Starved Modern Kids Really Are
Updated: July 08, 2019
The serene interior of an elementary school classroom. Sunlight streams through the windows as a teacher scribbles basic arithmetic on the board. Some students follow along while others daydream.
Suddenly, a crash. The kids immediately crane to see what caused the commotion. There, lying confused on the ground, is a child who inexplicably fell out of their chair. They sheepishly climb back into their seat, and the lesson resumes. A couple hours later, it happens again—albeit with a different child. Then again. Then again.
It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s the reality in many modern classrooms. Children accidentally falling from their seats is now a daily occurrence.
Christina Heyding, a Canadian elementary school teacher, recounted her experience with a class of first-graders in afor The Globe and Mail. “Imagine 23 penguins trying to sit on chairs. This is what my classroom looks like. One week I took a tally. In total, my students fell off their chairs 44 times. There’s a vast variety of falls—the backward flip, the wiggly-leg tangle, the forward bang, the sideways slide and the slow-motion smash. No amount of cautioning can prevent these falls.”
CHILDREN: Children fall behind on coordination and communication if they have too much screen time, study suggests
CHILDREN: CELLPHONES: Despite Warnings, Kids Still Drowning Because of Parents Preoccupied With Their Phones
CHILDREN: How 13 Became the Internet’s Age of Adulthood
At 13, kids are still more than a decade from having a fully developed prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved in decision-making and impulse control. And yet parents and educators unleash them on the internet at that age—if not before—because they’re told children in the U.S. must be at least 13 to download certain apps, create email accounts and sign up for social media.
Parents might think of the age-13 requirement as a PG-13 movie rating: Kids might encounter a bit more violence and foul language but nothing that will scar them for life. But this isn’t an age restriction based on content. Tech companies are just abiding by a 1998 law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which was intended to protect the privacy of children ages 12 or under. It’s meant to keep companies from collecting and disseminating children’s personal information. But it has inadvertently caused 13 to become imprinted on many parents’ psyches as an acceptable age of internet adulthood.
Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society interviewed families around the country over five years and found that they believed that websites’ age requirement was a safety warning.
We’re left in a world where kids who are too young to drive or vote can say and do things online that could haunt them forever. What’s the solution?
Parents can educate children about the consequences of posting before thinking. But first, they can limit kids’ access to social media until they’re socially and emotionally ready. Parents can hold out from giving their children phones as long as possible, said Mr. Steyer. And monitor them once they do.
“Delay, delay, delay,” he said.
CHILDREN: What happened to individual empowerment in the internet age?
I have noticed a distinct generational divide between those who have grown up with cellphones and computers and those who purchased their first cellphone and personal computer after age 30 when their daily habits and outlook were already well-cemented. Those who joined the computer, internet and cellphone age as adults tend to see these devices and networks as tools for accomplishing certain tasks they had previously accomplished some other way such as keeping a calendar, holding meetings and writing and sharing documents.
Those who grew up in the age of the computer, cellphone and internet view these technologies as portals to experience. The most important things that are happening in their lives, social, cultural, and economic, are happening online and via cellphone
CHILDREN: How Google threatens your children
SCHOOLS: What Every Educator Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence
ENVIRONMENT: Scientists call for outer space to be protected from human exploitation
FCC: Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband
5G ACTIVISM, OPPOSITION
5G: PROOF NextDoor is censoring content critical of 5G
5G: SafeG is Better
5G: What is 5G and Why Do We Care by Tim Schoechle
5G: Powerful Document For Legally Fighting Wireless Hazards
18 minutes video
Published on Aug 2, 2019
Jerry Day interviews Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist Liz Barris on a special document she helped produce which lists hundreds of legal references, arguments and citations to fight environmental contamination of wireless frequencies and electric field energies. To download (free) the document go to stopsmartgrid.org and look near the top of the page for the link title “Legal, Constitutional and Human Rights Violations of Smart Grid and Smart Meters”. You are welcome to re-post the document with the following attribution:
“Created and presented by stopsmartgrid.org, Legal, Constitutional and Human Rights Violations of Smart Grid and Smart Meters”
Contact Liz Barris at firstname.lastname@example.org
5G: 20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth
5G: 5 G – ” watch 16 TV programs at the same time.”
We already have internet almost everywhere. The rest should, in my opinion, be expanded with glass fibres. It’s not that the internet would have come through 5 G first. But the health risks are huge. The human body can’t handle this anymore. The Long-term consequences will open eyes, but as with asbestos, you will face the negative consequences for decades to come. I’m not against cell phones and co., but there are health better alternatives than 5 G and permanent radiation.
I’ve been research the consequences of mobile phone for decades. More about this on
5G: S&P Bearish on 5G, Tesla’s Coil and the T-Mobile Merger
5G: Viewpoints: Radiating Caution on the 5G Rollout
Lee Harding, Epoch Times, Aug 4, 2019
Half of the EMF victims Golomb surveyed lost their jobs as a result of the negative health effects. Such people now have electrohypersensitivity and must take special care to avoid airport scanners and many other places that others can pass through with little harm. Those with the condition include Gro Harlem Brundtland, once the Prime Minister of Norway and head of the World Health Organization; Matti Niemela, former Nokia technology chief; and the wife of Frank Clegg, former head of Microsoft Canada and current head of Canadians for Safe Technology.
For better or worse, 5G proponents are bent on its implementation, health be damned.
Lee Harding is a former political staffer, taxpayer advocate, and think tank researcher. He is now a columnist based in Saskatchewan.
5G: Los Altos, CA: Los Altos council to vote on ordinance that mostly keeps small cell antennas out of neighborhoods
If Los Altos passes this ordinance, it will be the most stringent rules on cell nodes in the area. So far, only Palo Alto has passed some restrictions on the nodes. Palo Alto City Council passed an ordinance June 17 that says the nodes can’t be any closer to a school than 300 feet.
The council will meet at 6:30 tonight at 1 North San Antonio Road to vote on the ordinance.
5G: Earth Matters: The Times got it wrong on 5G
By PATTI WOOD
The race to deploy 5G is on…but not so fast!
There are two conversations going on regarding the rollout of 5G. The first, amplified by telecom companies, their investors and the media, promises a fantastic new future with breakthroughs in communications, medicine, education, transportation and entertainment…all delivered instantly by a seamless, wireless infrastructure surrounding us everywhere we go. The second, engaging medical professionals, public health experts and scientific researchers, concerns a looming public health crisis based on the known biological risks from both short and long-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) microwave radiation, the foundation of that wireless infrastructure.
The New York Times has chosen to align themselves with the industry group.
Over the past few months, they have strategically placed two articles in their paper, the first one claimed that the concern over the safety of 5G can be attributed to a Russian conspiracy and the second, to the work of a single researcher who “got it wrong.” The second article, “Don’t Fear the Frequency,” was published as the lead story in the Science Section on July 16, and placed the blame on the research of an esteemed, but low-profile physicist Dr. Bill Curry, and the graph he created depicting absorption of microwaves by the brain. The author of the article, William J. Broad, discredited the scientist and claimed the graph was not accurate because the higher frequencies, like 5G, are mostly absorbed by the skin. In his article, he frequently referred to “mainstream scientists” or the “science establishment” which disputed the validity of Curry’s work.
In fact, Bill Curry’s research was meticulous and his graph was exactly right. It was actually Broad who got it wrong. He was mixing up the impact of different frequencies. Curry mapped out the graph back in 2000, when 2G was the standard and 3G had only just been introduced. In this part of the spectrum, the radiation does indeed penetrate well into the brain.
5G: YouTube begins banning critics of 5G cell towers to cover up the crimes of the telecommunications industry
5G Crisis: Dear Friend,
This Tuesday, please take our . We need to know more about how you became involved in the 5G issue so that we can attract new, like-minded to people to join this critical cause.
5G: 5G APOCALYPSE HARDWARE CRIME UNCOVERED
Mark Steels dissects the equipment 14 minute video
5G OTHER TELECOM: FREE e-Book, “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”
The IRREGULATORS won their first round against the FCC for ripping off the American taxpayers and putting us all at risk
5G INDUSTRY CAUTIONS
5G Heats Up Base Stations
Inefficient conversion of RF to digital and continuous connectivity issues are causing thermal problems, threatening signal integrity and reliability.
5G: A 5G base station is generally expected to consume roughly three times as much power as a 4G base station
“A 5G base station is generally expected to consume roughly three times as much power as a 4G base station. And more 5G base stations are needed to cover the same area.”
5G: SONAR 2019: New emerging risk insights (includes 5G)
Our SONAR report identifies new, changing and not-yet envisioned risks that the re/insurance industry needs to have on its radar.
5G: High-stakes dispute turns nasty, pits 5G technology against weather forecasting
Will 5G satellite deployment undermine NOAA weather forecasting? Federal officials fight it out.
5G: 5 Unexpected Bumps on the Road to 5G
City governments should consider heavy antennas, fuzzy weather forecasting and other unexpected surprises from the front lines of early 5G network testing.
5G: Locked 5G phones are one big reason to wait before you upgrade from 4G LTE
5G: 5G: how the airwaves became an ‘electromagnetic cash cow’
Do governments want the best 5G networks or to rake in billions from spectrum sales?
It means that two decades after the 3G spectrum sales made headlines by racking up record sums — and almost bankrupting some players — a new spectrum price bonanza is evolving. Airwaves previously used for everything from academic satellites and analogue television broadcasts to wireless microphones used in theatres are being cleared and sold off to the telecoms industry for commercial use to meet the insatiable consumer demand for data. Yet, says Jay Goldberg, a consultant with D2D Advisory, for all the hype operators are struggling to say whether they will make any profit from the new wireless technology. Much depends on the release of spectrum to deliver on the promise of 5G without bankrupting operators, as almost happened with 3G. “The risk is that 5G requires big spectrum purchases which only start to be profitable in 10 years,” he says.
5G INDUSTRY, POLITICS, IOT, OTHER TELECOM
5G: Salmon Given 5G As Fishermen Explore Internet of Fins: TicToc
Salmon farmers on Scotland’s remote Orkney islands have been connecting their fish to 5G as part of a pilot project with U.S. tech giant Cisco Systems Inc. and the U.K. government.
5G: WALDEN ‘SKEPTICAL’ OF DEMOCRATS’ AIRWAVES AMBITIONS— House Energy and Commerce telecom subcommittee chair Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Democratic colleagues have expressed interest in legislation to allocate prime 5G airwaves known as the C-band and to use auction proceeds to help fund broadband buildout. But the top Republican on Energy and Commerce is signaling some reservations: “I’m a little skeptical,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) told reporters before leaving for the month-long August recess.
— The current satellite holders of the spectrum licenses “aren’t being forced to give it up or sell it,” Walden said, adding that other players are “starting to raise concerns about potential interference problems in those bands.” The Senate may also wade into the debate — top appropriator Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.), who like Doyle is a critic of a privately held auction, told John last week that he’s still “talking about” trying to hitch a C-band provision to government funding legislation but declined to outline contours of such a rider. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, meanwhile, has pledged to come to some sort of decision on these airwaves this fall. AXIOS
5G: 4G, Fake 5G and Real 5G – Know the Differences
5G: 5G wireless needs fiber, and lots of it
5G: El Paso & Dayton have 5G Activated Already…
5G: 5G is not going to microwave your brain: All the myths, debunked (Updated)
IOT: Different Types of Internet of Things (IoT) Sensors
The common IoT sensors that will be employed include:
- Temperature sensors
- Pressure sensors
- Motion sensors
- Level sensors
- Image sensors
- Proximity sensors
- Water quality sensors
- Chemical sensors
- Gas sensors
- Smoke sensors
- Infrared (IR) sensors
- Acceleration sensors
- Gyroscopic sensors
- Humidity sensors
- Optical sensors
IOT: IoT Hurdles Becoming a Huge CDO Headache
Skills gaps are opening everywhere as companies embrace emerging technologies. The latest area of concern is IoT.
OTHER TELECOM: Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart
An experimental Google project may finally be ready to make its way into the real world — and the implications could be enormous.
OTHER TELECOM: Amazon files application for CBRS tests in Sunnyvale
Amazon explained that the tests in Sunnyvale will at no time involve the deployment of more than a total of 25 base stations and 50 mobiles. The tests initially will be conducted within a building, and the operational area for outdoor tests will be limited to a 5-kilometer radius of its corporate facilities in Sunnyvale.
OTHER TELECOM: Faster internet is coming, but only for a few
The bottom line: There’s significant overlap between the parts of the country that have been left behind economically over the past decade and those that are broadband deserts.
What’s next: Expect rural broadband to be a become a talking point on the presidential campaign trail in the coming year.
HEALTH RF: Lower Body Voltage Levels by Throwing Breakers
4 minute video
HEALTH: Smartphone Addiction Related to Sugar, Narcotics, Alcohol, Pornography, Gambling Addictions
HEALTH: Mobile phone specific electromagnetic fields induce transient DNA damage and nucleotide excision repair in serum-deprived human glioblastoma cells.
Some epidemiological studies indicate that the use of mobile phones causes cancer in humans (in particular glioblastomas). It is known that DNA damage plays a key role in malignant transformation; therefore, we investigated the impact of the UMTS signal which is widely used in mobile telecommunications, on DNA stability in ten different human cell lines (six brain derived cell lines, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, liver and buccal tissue derived cells) under conditions relevant for users (SAR 0.25 to 1.00 W/kg). We found no evidence for induction of damage in single cell gel electrophoresis assays when the cells were cultivated with serum. However, clear positive effects were seen in a p53 proficient glioblastoma line (U87) when the cells were grown under serum free conditions, while no effects were found in p53 deficient glioblastoma cells (U251). Further experiments showed that the damage disappears rapidly in U87 and that exposure induced nucleotide excision repair (NER) and does not cause double strand breaks (DSBs). The observation of NER induction is supported by results of a proteome analysis indicating that several proteins involved in NER are up-regulated after exposure to UMTS; additionally, we found limited evidence for the activation of the γ-interferon pathway. The present findings show that the signal causes transient genetic instability in glioma derived cells and activates cellular defense systems.
HEALTH: The potential influence of LED lighting on mental illness.
Two recent scientific breakthroughs may alter the treatment of mental illness, as discussed in this narrative review. The first was the invention of white light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which enabled an ongoing, rapid transition to energy-efficient LEDs for lighting, and the use of LEDs to backlight digital devices. The second was the discovery of melanopsin-expressing photosensitive retinal ganglion cells, which detect environmental irradiance and mediate non-image forming (NIF) functions including circadian entrainment, melatonin secretion, alertness, sleep regulation and the pupillary light reflex. These two breakthroughs are interrelated because unlike conventional lighting, white LEDs have a dominant spectral wavelength in the blue light range, near the peak sensitivity for the melanopsin system.
METHODS: Pertinent articles were identified.
RESULTS: Blue light exposure may suppress melatonin, increase alertness, and interfere with sleep in young, healthy volunteers and in animals. Areas of concern in mental illness include the influence of blue light on sleep, other circadian-mediated symptoms, prescribed treatments that target the circadian system, measurement using digital apps and devices, and adolescent sensitivity to blue light.
CONCLUSIONS: While knowledge in both fields is expanding rapidly, future developments must address the potential impact of blue light on NIF functions for healthy individuals and those with mental illness.
HEALTH: Scientific Publications Show EMF’s Affect Living Organisms At Levels Well Below National Guidelines
HEALTH: ENVIRONMENT: Effect of Radiofrequency Radiation from Telecommunication Base Stations on Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Resistance
HEALTH: Esmailzadeh S, Delavar MA, Aleyassin A, et al. Exposure to electromagnetic fields of high voltage overhead power lines and female infertility. Int J Occup Environ Med 2019;1:11-16. doi: 10.15171/ijoem.2019.1429
HEALTH: SoCal siblings battling the same brain cancer celebrate end of treatment
HEALTH: FDA Seeks Virtual Heart to Test Medical Devices
HEALTH: Effects of 15 Hz square wave magnetic fields on the voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels in prefrontal cortex pyramidal neurons.
HEALTH: Timex creates wearable wellness watch under license from Teslar
Ten months after signing a licensing agreement to create watches under the Teslar brand, Timex Group Luxury Division has unveiled its first collection under the partnership.
Not to be confused with Tesla, the electric car company, Teslar is a company specializing in systems that protect people from man-made electromagnetic fields.
Timex is calling its Teslar Watch a wearable wellness device designed to resist the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution coming from today’s technology — cell phones, computers, tablets, Wi-Fi, and others. “These harmful effects can include stress, anxiety, low energy, poor sleep dizziness, and hormone imbalance,” the company claims.
Timex highlights World Health Organization estimates that estimate around 30% of the population in industrial economies, approximately 300 million people, suffer from hypersensitivity due to electromagnetic frequencies.
Each Teslar Watch has a proprietary Turbo Chip that works in synchronization with the battery of the watch to mimic Earth’s natural frequency.
HEALTH SCREEN TIME: “This increased use of devices such as tablets and phones is being associated with an uptick in harmful effects, including obesity, sleep problems, depression and anxiety.”
HEALTH: Digital Relaxation: Smartphone Games Better For Stress Relief Than Mindfulness Apps, Study Finds (industry funded?)
HEALTH: RHR: How to Rewire Your Brain Using DNRS, with Annie Hopper
Retraining Your Limbic System- Interview With Annie Hopper by Dr.Mercola
(about an hour)
HOUSING: Josh Del Sol teamed with the Building Biology Institute to bring you this new guide, “7 Essential Ways to Make Your Home Safe from 5G and EMF Radiation.” when you sign up for the free on-line 5G Summit.
INSPIRATION: Human brain hard-wired for rural tranquillity
Study of brain activity shows it struggling to process complex urban landscapes
PRIVACY: Hey, Apple! ‘Opt Out’ Is Useless. Let People Opt In
It’s not so crazy to want Big Tech to ask for your data—and conversations with AI assistants—before they take it.
SATELLITES: U.S. risks ‘junking up our skies’ with space debris: Rosenworcel
SECURITY: Naples, FL becomes latest victim of cyberattack
SURVEILLANCE: The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix
Published on Jul 11, 2019
They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. In select theaters and on Netflix July 24.
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SURVEILLANCE: The Pentagon is testing powerful mass-surveillance balloons above six US states
SURVEILLANCE: US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money
Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.
TRANSPORTATION: Waymo Given Permission to Deploy Driverless Cars in California
TRANSPORTATION: Electric SUV will include a 5G link to connected cities
The HiPhi 1 also includes facial recognition to unlock the doors.
TRANSPORTATION: Lyft pulls e-bikes in light of apparent battery fires
TRANSPORTATION: Bike trail gives new life to land under Montgomery Co. high-voltage power lines
TRANSPORTATION: Driverless Little Roady Shuttle Hits a Few Speed Bumps
Since Providence’s six-passenger driverless vans launched in May, there have been two minor accidents, no air conditioning, and no way to accommodate riders with disabilities
Since the six-passenger vans launched in May, there have been two minor accidents: one shuttle was sideswiped by a car, damaging a tire, and a sensor was harmed after a vehicle bumped the rear of another shuttle. There were no injuries in either accident.
One issue has been a lack of air conditioning in the vehicles. The battery-powered vans can’t deliver sufficient electricity to run the air conditioning on hot days, forcing suspension of service for several hours during recent heat waves.
May Mobility said it’s testing new shuttles that adhere with the Americans with Disabilities Act and expects to have two ADA-compliant shuttles in Providence in the coming months.
The vehicles, although autonomous, encounter conditions that require onboard attendants to take the controls. Foliage is causing complications because the preprogrammed route was mapped when trees were bare. Once the leaves and other foliage emerged, it disrupted the sensors that help the vehicles navigate.
Even after 500 hours of testing at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, left-hand turns with incoming traffic require overriding the autonomous systems, as do rain, wind, pedestrians standing at crosswalks, construction work zones, speed bumps, potholes, and aggressive drivers.
Gold said passengers aren’t complaining of the disruptions, which include refusing rides to children that don’t bring along a booster or safety seat. She noted that the era of driverless transportation predicted by Elon Musk and others will take much longer to become a viable transit option.
TRAVEL UPDATE FROM COLLEAGUE: In case it is helpful for anyone, one thing I noticed during my recent trip to Italy is that in many rooms in hotels, albergos and agriturismos, you can turn off the electricity to your room if you want. Most places I stayed at there were electrical switches just inside the door of the room, so I could turn everything off when I wanted to, which I did most of the time, which really helped me, especially at night. I have come across this before in Spain, but not in France, nor in Germany, though it might depend on the region.
SMART METERS, SMART THINGS, UTILITIES
SMART CITIES: Sidewalk Labs is building a smart city entirely of mass timber. What could go wrong?
North America is on the cusp of a mass timber revolution, and Sidewalk Labs’ Waterfront Toronto project is leading the way. But the smart material faces major obstacles.
$7.5B smart city project announced in Las Vegas Valley
SMART METERS: Smart Meter, You Don’t Want One- Electrical Engineers View
Published on Nov 27, 2017
We talk about why the government urgency to push a smart meters that you don’t legally have to have a smart meter.
Smart meter charging schemes that benefit companies and not you.
Smart Meter decision without all the facts being a bad one- sleep on it as there is no urgency.
SMART METERS: Article and Video Provide All the Legal, Constitutional, and Human Rights Violations Associated with Utility Smart Meters and Smart Grids
UTILITIES: Power struggle hindering U.S. growth of renewable energy, experts say
UTILITIES CA: Butte County residents protest proposed PG&E rate hike at hearing
UTILITIES NY: Con Edison giving away 250,000 high-efficiency light bulbs
UTILTIES OREGON: Oregon Supreme Court Says the State Improperly Shut the Public Out of Deciding Where to Place Energy Facilities
Opinion could affect future wind farms and natural gas plants, as well as two facilities that are already permitted.
UTILITIES RI: A progressive group in Cranston, Rhode Island is raising money toin an effort to speed renewable energy adoption.
UTILITIES RI: R.I. Bill to hold National Grid accountable fails to become law
A Rhode Island bill that would have imposed tougher penalties on National Grid for outages. (Newport Daily News)
UTILITIES SC: SC utility regulators hire firm with ties to power companies to advise on price of solar