Monthly Archives: June 2019
June 10, 2019
The first fire alarm call boxes used telegraph signals to tell fire departments where to send help. They were on the street, sent Morse code to ticker tape, and gave fire brigades an idea of where they were going but with no idea of the severity of the fire. Fire Alarm pull boxes – which this USB drive is modeled on – are now a part of our daily lives. Schools, office buildings, movie theaters, medical centers – pretty much any building the public can enter or where groups of people live together – has a fire alarm box ready to...
June 3, 2019
Listening to the radio this morning, I thought I was listening to a rebroadcast from July 1969. Talk about a launch planned from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a lunar lander expected to reach the moon. Set for the evening of February 21, this landing will take a bit longer than the original Apollo missions (three days from launch to landing). The timeline for this lander is to reach the moon’s surface in 40 days. The lander is expected to survive for just three days before the sun’s heat kills it But the SpaceX project also has three parts to the mission...
June 3, 2019
In the transportation industry electric, battery-powered buses are no longer a futuristic dream. Many large city and regional transit agencies are working towards having fully battery-powered fleets. Industry experts say by 2030 as many as 50-60 percent of municipal buses will run on electricity alone. For agencies making the move to fully electric powered buses, getting information to its advertising partners and ridership is an important part of its overall marketing strategy. Bus manufacturers and contracted transit providers, who know their buses are not only running on clean energy but also lower overall maintenance and operating costs, also need to get that...