Month: December 2017

  • UPTIME: Internet Drones and the Quest to Connect Everyone

    A race is on to bring the Internet to everyone. Half the planet already has it. That’s more than 3.7 billion people connected to jobs, trade, education, and entertainment that the other half of the planet simply cannot access. The social and economic power of that connection is hard to measure, but in almost every…

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  • Service is down: The technology that connects us in an emergency.

    Your campsite has been swept away by a flood, and you’re left on the valley floor, several days from any road, without food, and only your day pack on you. What do you do? Until recently, your best and only hope, short of building your own lean-to and trying to make a go of it…

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  • GoPro engulfed by lava survives

    It’s not usual to be able to see lava extremely close up and escape unharmed. Not unless you are a sturdy GoPro camera. Check out this video of lava slowly engulfing a GoPro: This was filmed on Kilauea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanos in the world,…

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  • Water at Fukushima remains as main issue

    The cleanup of the destroyed reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan is hitting some milestones. Recently, the melted-down fuel of the Unit 3 reactor was finally imaged by a hardy remote-controlled robot. The hope is knowing where the fuel is will help the cleanup crew draft a plan to remove the radioactive waste. The…

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