The agency’s Republican leader, chairman Ajit Pai, has been on a crusade to roll back the safeguards since he was appointed to his role by Donald Trump. Actually, Pai was a (dissenting) commissioner in 2015 when the FCC–then led by Tom Wheeler–passed the Open Internet Order, classifying the internet as a Title II “telecommunications service” to be regulated something like a public utility. It also gave the FCC full authority to act as net neutrality sheriff. … [Read more...] about Why The Highly Partisan FCC Decision Won’t Last Long
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Historically, copper has been used in hospital door knobs and IV stands to curb the spread of illness. It has also been used in fabric. Schmidt points to an innovator in this space, Virginia-based Cupron, which invented a copper-infused fabric more than a decade ago. These fabrics have been made into bedsheets and pillowcases in hospitals. Microbiologist Phyllis Kuhn was another early advocate of using copper in hospitals. She developed a mask made from 99.95% copper mesh, which she sells on her website for $25. … [Read more...] about Copper masks are the latest craze. Should you buy one?
But, Goncalo warns, it’s not necessarily all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to creative work. He suggests that creative professionals might seek out that kind of work because they have underlying psychological issues and find comfort from their work, which certainly fits with the stereotype of the “troubled artist.” … [Read more...] about Keep Being Creative: Creativity Is As Good For You As It Is For Your Work
The vision is compelling and should be appealing to environmentalists and forward-thinking urban planners alike. But the biggest obstacles James may face are not technological or even financial, but rather legal. Securing rights-of-way for a parallel transportation system that will effectively compete with the government’s roads is a recipe for regulatory and bureaucratic hell. … [Read more...] about New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods
“I like setting impossible goals and trying to accomplish them, so while externally we were saying we wanted to raise $10 million, internally we were aiming for $100 million,” he says. “That was just me saying, what would be impossible and how do we do it? I don’t know if we’re going to get it, but less than a month later we’re about halfway there. That’s pretty exciting.” … [Read more...] about How Fanatics’ All In Challenge became the wildest $50 million celebrity charity contest ever