1) Re. the STOA report in last night’s update, here is a video of a zoom meeting about the studies the panel reviewed that was in the June 3 update. Perhaps now that the verdict is in, this will be more interesting to watch.
“On May 31, there was a Zoom panel meeting in Europe that, unfortunately, occurred in the early morning hours here in BC (10am in Europe). Fortunately, a video has been made available. It is 1:45 hours. There are 3 presentations after an excellent introduction by the President of the academy. The first is at 10:25 by Dr. Belpoggi of Ramazzini Institute (and report).
Panel for the Future of Science and Technology – Presentation of the studies: ‘Health impact of 5G’ and ‘Environmental impacts of 5G’”
2) The Canadian government is funding more low orbit satellites, “initially” 298.
Telesat to receive $1.44 billion through Government of Canada investment, a major milestone towards completing the financing of Telesat Lightspeed
“August 12, 2021 – Telesat, one of the world’s largest and most innovative satellite operators, announced today that it expects to receive a $1.44 billion investment from the Government of Canada to support Telesat Lightspeed, the world’s most advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network. This investment will drive economic growth and innovation in Canada and help ensure affordable broadband Internet and LTE/5G connectivity for all Canadians.”
NSSLGlobal and Telesat Announce Strategic Co-operation Agreement for Telesat Lightspeed LEO Network
“August 25, 2021 – NSSLGlobal, a leading independent service provider of satellite communications to the government and maritime industry and Telesat, one of the world’s largest and most innovative satellite operators, have today signed a long-term strategic co-operation agreement to collaborate on the commercial and technical aspects of Telesat’s new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, Telesat Lightspeed, initially consisting of a global mesh network of 298 state-of the-art LEO satellites that are seamlessly integrated with on-ground data networks. Telesat Lightspeed will be the world’s most advanced LEO network, optimised to serve the critical connectivity requirements of enterprise, government and mobility customers.”
3) Yesterday, a cell phone overheated and burned at the Seattle airport. Thank goodness the plane had landed. Lithium batteries have caused many cell phones to catch fires yet people sleep with them and give them to their children. Cell phones can cause thermal damage…. (joke).
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Burning cell phone forces plane evacuation
“SEATAC, Wash. —A fire started on board an Alaska Airlines jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
One of the passengers recounted the dramatic story of the plane evacuation.
“It happened faster than I could explain it to you. It was just really quick,” said passenger Kathy Mandeville.”
4) Wireless industry is co-opting the honey bee with their marketing attempts to make people believe wireless and ZigBee chips are so good for the environment, and the honey bee itself, when quite the opposite is true.
Celebrating National Honey Bee Day
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson