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Structural Separation Webinar Commentary

Our webinar on Nov. 18th hosted by the FTTH Council Europe was extremely successful, both in terms of attendance and in the level of engagement and quality of questions. The video has been uploaded, and is available here. The report is still available for purchase and goes in a lot more detail on these issues. […]

Transatomic Power – Anatomy of Next

Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a venture capital-funded start-up based on research conducted at MIT. Along with Mark Massie, the other co-founder, Dewan is exploring a design that uses a molten salt...Show More Summary

Positive effects of low dose radiation – Dr. Jerry Cuttler via Go Nuclear

The Positive Effects of Low Level Radiation – Jerry Cuttler, Nuclear Engineer from Mx2 Media Production on Vimeo. Dr. Jerry Cuttler has spent a substantial portion of the past 20 years delving into the topic of the health effects of low dose radiation. Show More Summary

Radiation Visible

If you think about nuclear energy, you’re bound to run into a lot of anti-nuclear chatter. Most of it is exceptionally dumbbell in nature, uninformed and trying to gin up fear where there need be no fear. It’s the kind of thing thatShow More Summary

Internet of Things

By now you probably have heard about the “Internet of Things” and its potential to change how we live, play and work.  Granted, it has become the most hyped buzz word replacing the Smart Grid and Big Data in my view. It’s kind of like vampires being out and zombies being in when it comes to TV shows and movies. Show More Summary

Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!

Preliminary injunction kills Aereo’s “live” retransmissions, but leaves it partly alive and still shuffling It’s still alive! Given up for dead by many, our old pal Aereo has managed to sidestep the Grim Reaper yet again. (Rule No. 2...Show More Summary

Arnie Gundersen tells tall tales to 1600 chiropractors

The email introducing the below video included the following description. The attached film is so ridiculous and the author is an idiot. The second clause of that sentence is not quite true; the author is an intelligent man who has created a few tall tales for a nefarious purpose. Show More Summary

New England Clean Energy Council hopeful about nuclear – ten years from now

An article in the Berkshire (MA) Eagle News titled New England Clean Energy Council hopes for renewable energy push from candidates appeared in my Google News Alert on “new nuclear power plants” this morning. If you follow that link and begin reading, you might wonder how Google found this article. Show More Summary

Disneyland 3-14 – Our Friend, The Atom

On Sunday, January 23, 1957, a large American audience gathered around their television sets to watch the weekly episode of Disneyland, a popular show created and hosted by Walt Disney in return for an investment from ABC that he used to build Disneyland. Show More Summary

Here is how Telecoms Can Keep Over-the-Top in Check

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor Why I don’t use Skype much largely is the result of a savvy move from a telecom provider in Southeast Asia. I have many friends in Asia, many of whom are not exactly rolling in money. So they can’t afford a data plan on their cell phone to use Skype. Show More Summary

In Virginia, No Debate on Nuclear Energy

The physical presentation of the Virginia Senatorial debate this past weekend wasn’t all that polished – it didn’t really need to be - but Sen. Mark Warner (D) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie certainly were on their respective games. Show More Summary

Cascading Ironies and the Nuclear Green Option

Kids today! From the Daily Trojan, the paper of the University of Southern California: Nuclear power production has rapidly grown since the 1930s … Indeed it has. They don’t reference President Roosevelt’s famous “We have nothing to fear but a nuclear-free future” speech, but otherwise, all systems go. Show More Summary

Security and the Cloud

Every customer briefing we conduct for Power and Utility companies has session on security.  And rightfully so as the cyber world has become a dangerous place and the companies that operate the most critical of critical infrastructures...Show More Summary

The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community

We down here in the CommLawBlog bunker want to shine a spotlight – make that a high intensity white strobe – on the Tower Family Foundation. Just now getting off the ground (full official name: the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable...Show More Summary

The Cat Video Index: A Simple View of Data Costs

By: Andy Porter, Product Manager in the Payment, Policy and Charging department at Alcatel-Lucent The Economist has its famous Big Mac index for comparing buying power across countries. But I wanted an index that focuses on the cost of mobile data usage. Show More Summary

How Wolves Change Rivers

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

I quite liked this video on the impact of re-introducing wolves in Yellowstone national park - How Wolves Change Rivers. The narration is taken from this talk by George Monbiot at TEDGlobal in 2013 - George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world. Show More Summary

More non-nuclear prescriptions from Shell

Shell, one of the world’s largest natural gas and oil companies, is spending large sums of money creating and distributing beautifully produced propaganda aimed at convincing us all that natural gas can provide increasing supplies of clean electricity, clean heat, and clean transportation fuel. Show More Summary

Why radiation is safe and why all nations should embrace nuclear energy

Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently...Show More Summary

Humans Need Not Apply

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

The impact of massive automation of jobs seems to be one of the emerging concerns of the past few years - this video from CGP Grey is quite a good summary - Humans Need Not Apply.

Amory Lovins-speak: Three misleading statements in a 15 second sound bite

I had the opportunity to be in the audience during the above talk. You might notice my impolite interjections; I have often been accused of being very poor at hiding my real reactions and feelings. There is a reason why I stopped playing poker during game nights on the USS Stonewall Jackson. Show More Summary

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