Month: December 2020

RIP Arecibo telescope — you’ll be missed

OK, 2020 — just stop it already.

As might seem appropriate, at the start of 2020, astronomers using Arecibo found an asteroid resembling the head of a person wearing a face mask. The mighty telescope, a victim of multiple disasters, would finally be pushed to the edge and beyond. Before the year was over, the telescope would be dead.

In July 2016, the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China came online, and Arecibo lost its title of the largest single-aperture telescope in the world.

Hurricane Maria struck the dish in September 2017, destroying 30 of the facility’s

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Cities are betting big on smart streetlights — 23% will be connected by 2030

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News.

Global investment in LED and smart streetlighting, as well as additional sensors attached to streetlight infrastructure, is forecast to reach a total of US$28.1 billion over the next decade, according to Northeast Group’s latest market forecast.

The smart infrastructure market intelligence firm expects coronavirus to cause

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My 2021 cloud computing New Year’s resolutions

Typical New Year’s resolutions focus on personal and professional development—ways to improve. Although I certainly have personal goals of no interest to anyone but myself, I also have some related to the cloud computing profession. I’ll share them in hopes that a few of you will adopt these efforts as well. 

Teach more people about cloud computing. If you have followed me for some time, you understand that I have a passion for education. However, rather than focus on a traditional educational path where most of what you learn is useless, concentrate on specific cloud skills that are very marketable

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Behind the wheel of the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover

This article was originally published by Steve Schaefer on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.

VW’s Electric rebirth in America begins

After years of anticipation, I finally got to see and touch a Volkswagen ID.4 crossover back in mid-September. I examined it from every angle, sat in the seats, and handled the controls. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I actually got behind the wheel of this gamechanger

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A closer look at Electrameccanica’s 2021 Solo EV

This article was originally published by John Faulkner on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.

Three-wheel electric vehicle for one

Perception is everything.

Solo is the vehicle’s name, and for good reason. It seats one person. Sound restrictive or limited? It all depends.

Coming to grips with a single-seat vehicle

This is the elevator pitch from ElectraMeccanica about owning a Solo EV.

“Every day, 119 million North Americans

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