IBM Corp. and Semtech Corp. have partnered with the open standards LoRa Alliance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC, Barcelona, Spain), along with many other companies wishing to cash-in on the booming machine-to-machine (M2M) market segment of the Internet of Things (IoT). Other companies in LoRa include Actility, Cisco, Eolane, Kerlink, IMST, MultiTech, Sagemcom, and Microchip Technology.
So far, the LoRa Alliance parnership is offering the only end-to-end solution by marrying every possible application of M2M and other IoT applications with its Long Range Signaling and Control (LRSC) that allows users existing telecom resources to feed the information streaming in from billions of sensors up to the cloud where it becomes actionable intelligence.
“LRSC can be installed on any number of servers, including bare-bones xSeries servers or virtualized SoftLayer instances,” IBM Master Inventor Thorsten Kramp told EE Times. “Data from sensors pass through LRSC-enabled gateways via the LRSC network server and application router to IBM’s IoT cloud.”
Which sounds better: spectrum meshing, weaving, or braiding?
Researchers from Nokia and Ericsson detailed at the Mobile World Congress their work so far to find spectrum needed to carry a variety of 5G services. The next-generation cellular networks are expected to span everything from low bands for the Internet of Things to 100 GHz ultra dense links in urban areas.
Nokia Principal Research Specialist Mark Cudak said 5G requires meshing new and current spectrum.
5G is going to be a tight integration of today’s existing technologies - 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi — as well as the evolution of LTE and new cellular technologies at higher frequencies. 5G will require 10 Gbit/s peak rates, 1 millisecond latency, and 10,000 times more capacity by 2025…We think 5G needs to be scalable to keep evolving all the way through 2030.
Both Nokia and Ericsson demonstrated 5G cellular connections using beam-forming technology and small cell base stations. Ericsson chose 15 GHz for the first phase of a three-phase test system.
US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week filed legislation she calls the “Internet Freedom Act” to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s new network neutrality rules.
The FCC’s neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or throttling Internet traffic, prohibit prioritization of traffic in exchange for payment, and require the ISPs to disclose network management practices.
These rules “shall have no force or effect, and the Commission may not reissue such rule in substantially the same form, or issue a new rule that is substantially the same as such rule, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act,” the Internet Freedom Act states.
The legislation has 31 Republican cosponsors.
Will this study put paid to all the anti-vaxxer nonsense? We can but hope, but I’m not holding my breath. More to the point, I hope this will stop people treating the autistic like they’re less than human. Which happens too often.
Autism is almost entirely genetic in origin, new research has suggested, with between 74 and 98 per cent of cases down to biological make-up.
Even under an optimistic scenario, as many as 114 million people in the U.S. would be unable to reach a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) using ground transportation within the critical treatment “golden hour,” researchers estimated.
Using mathematical optimization modeling assuming the conversion of up to 20 optimally located primary stroke centers (PSCs) to CSCs per state, researcher Michael T. Mullen, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and colleagues estimated that 63% of the population would live within a 1-hour drive and an additional 23% within a 1-hour flight of a stroke center.
Ground access would be lower in the southeastern U.S. “Stroke Belt” than in non-Stroke Belt states (32% versus 58.6%; P=0.02) and lower in states without emergency medical service routing policies (52.7% versus 68.3%; P=0.04), Mullen and colleagues wrote online in Neurology.
The final Ebola patient in Liberia is back home and Ebola-free.
Beatrice Yardolo, 58, spent 16 days in a Chinese Ebola treatment unit, but she returned home today, singing and dancing while her husband looked on and cried. He told ABC News he was so happy that it was overwhelming.
“Words are inadequate to even express how I feel,” Steve Yardolo, 61, told ABC News, stopping at times to stare at his wife in awe. “If people could see the inner part of a mind, of an inner being, they would have seen the happiness in me.”
The Yardolo family caught the deadly virus from their son, who had been working in another Ebola treatment clinic. Three of their children died in January and February, Yardolo told ABC News. In the days after her foster daughter died, she started to have Ebola symptoms and decided she needed to go to the Ebola treatment unit.
Ferguson PD harrasing and arresting demonstrators hours after DOJ documents civil rights violations.
Mere hours after the DOJ released a blistering and nightmarish report documenting systemic civil rights violations in the Ferguson police and court system, the Ferguson police were out harassing African American demonstrators, slamming at least one person into a car and arresting four for unknown reasons.
Ferguson Mayor Knowles: "We must do better" http://t.co/k7hrqkn6et Start tonight.
The Mayer, Bob McCulloch and the Ferguson PD are taking a know-nothing approach and pretending that firing one officer who sent racist emails and hiring three African Amercan women will settle the matter. McCulloch actually suggested yesterday that the DOJ report rebuffed the protesters and summarized the civil rights violations with a comment: “Well, nobody wants to see anyone treated unfairly”
The signs so fair are that the city isn’t going to adopt the recomendations, and this is going to federal court.
I was looking over some fascinating math and how it is represented as an image. On the radio was yet another breathless report on the nascent deal with Iran. Then a story about our Ambassador getting attacked in South Korea. Next I read Randalls Page about a message of approval about the knife attack from the North Koreans. Not exactly statesmanlike discourse. As usual NK wins the race to the bottom.
The “Strange attractors” by analogy here are our allies in the two regions, our policies on nuclear and ICBM non proliferation and our foreign troop deployments in the two regions, Asia and the M.E. I have joked in the past that if North Korea was in the middle east we would have invaded them twice already. That’s the strange part. Maybe that’s just me and this analogy matters little. Maybe it’s an effective way to seat aside certain highly charged partisan and religious statements and concerns for just a moment.
So if you will trust me, please try a thought experiment in this admittedly oversimplified perspective. Please forgive any unintended insult to legitimate concerns.
In two particular locations we have two powerful nations that are considered to be an existential threat by immediate neighbors. Neighbors who are key strategic allies to us, enjoy special economic and immigration terms etc. Many families are extended into two or more countries involved. Consider that our long term policy is to not allow nuclear weapons proliferation.
North Korea is legally at war with us. They sometimes act like it. Sinking South Korean Naval vessels, kidnapping citizens. Then they added nuclear technology. No one stopped them. Then NK developed nuclear weapons material. No one stopped them. Then they tested nuclear warheads. Nobody stopped them. They repeat the test. They continue to develop long range missile tech.
Long patient Japan, one of the most nuclear powered nations in the world makes no threats. They have not (yet) applied the engineering they possess to create strategic weapons. They are as under the gun as Israel is or more. But no one threatens to preemptively attack North Korea.
I’ll not repeat the whole middle east side of the scenario described here. That has been very well covered. And I admit some doubts about exactly how close Iran or North Korea are to a working ICBM or medium range nuke. The cross currents here are enormous. Political and partisan. Religious and cultural. The genocide looms large for all of us. The South Koreans have not suffered a genocide, but surely have suffered enormous deaths at the hands of North Koreans and Chinese forces in war.
But all this brought me to a rather disturbing conclusion. In US policy, containment trumps non proliferation. The worst NK regime can and has gained nuclear weapons and faced zero military consequences. They do endure sanctions, but they just do whatever they have to do to cope with the sanctions. And bluster and bully. Fortunately Iran has a far more sensible government than NK. What does that mean on the ground in the middle east? This map shows us Irans missile ranges.
What conclusion would Israels people or military or government legitimately draw from the Korean example? The conclusion that “boil a frog slowly” actually has worked to manipulate US policy against non proliferation. The message becomes that yes in fact if Iran takes it’s time with the US it will in fact suffer at worst economic consequences for the development and testing of nuclear warheads. That makes Israel the nuclear deterrent factor instead of the US.
What conclusion has the bifurcated government of Iran drawn for the lessons of recent history? Are they just playing for time? I’d like to think not, I can hope they see the advantages of a non nuclear military that’s still quite powerful and a nation electrified with nuclear as well as other energy sources.
Lastly what might the people and government of South Korea think of all this attention locked onto the middle east while North Korea makes more warheads and gives it’s blessing to attacks on Ambassadors?
“Someone was just shooting on the beach,” she said, between gulps of air, to the person on the line.
Unable to imagine whom she would be calling at that moment, I asked her, somewhat indignantly, if she couldn’t have waited until we got to safety before calling her mom.
“No,” she said. “I am talking to the police.”
My friends and I locked eyes in stunned silence. Between the four adults, we hold six degrees. Three of us are journalists. And not one of us had thought to call the police. We had not even considered it.
We also are all black. And without realizing it, in that moment, each of us had made a set of calculations, an instantaneous weighing of the pros and cons.
As far as we could tell, no one had been hurt. The shooter was long gone, and we had seen the back of him for only a second or two. On the other hand, calling the police posed considerable risks. It carried the very real possibility of inviting disrespect, even physical harm. We had seen witnesses treated like suspects, and knew how quickly black people calling the police for help could wind up cuffed in the back of a squad car. Some of us knew of black professionals who’d had guns drawn on them for no reason.
This was before Michael Brown. Before police killed John Crawford III for carrying a BB gun in a Wal-Mart or shot down 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a Cleveland park. Before Akai Gurley was killed by an officer while walking in a dark staircase and before Eric Garner was choked to death upon suspicion of selling “loosies.” Without yet knowing those names, we all could go down a list of unarmed black people killed by law enforcement.
We feared what could happen if police came rushing into a group of people who, by virtue of our skin color, might be mistaken for suspects.
For those of you reading this who may not be black, or perhaps Latino, this is my chance to tell you that a substantial portion of your fellow citizens in the United States of America have little expectation of being treated fairly by the law or receiving justice. It’s possible this will come as a surprise to you. But to a very real extent, you have grown up in a different country than I have.