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Credit CCO Public Domain by the University of New South Wales A group of researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different...
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Publication Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Speculation linking 5G mobile telephony and data networks to a range of health threats, has been rife. Some claims even go to the extent of attributing the current COVID-19 pandemic to the initial rollouts of 5G networks. Unfortunately, a lot of opinions aired do not come with a high degree...
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Source: https://www.csir.co.za/nextgen-enterprises-and-institutions NEXTGEN ENTERPRISES AND INSTITUTIONS The CSIR enables the transition of South Africa’s institutions into a digitalised era to support effective service delivery; improve government transparency and accountability, as well as facilitate industrial and societal advancement. The CSIR’s Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions cluster focuses on: The development of advanced systems and architectures for...
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Kevin Werbach is a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Telecommunications providers relentlessly extol the power of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology. Government officials and policy advocates fret that the winner of the “5G race” will dominate...
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  Abstract: Introduction: 5G millimeter wave technology offers advantages: “smart” homes, “smart” cities and autonomic automobiles. A rise of at least 30-100% in exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from antennas in the public space near citizens’ homes is expected, and higher exposure levels inside homes from millions of devices communicating with antennas (“Internet of Things”). Scientists have...
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By  Dr. Devra Davis  01/05/20 AT 10:33 AM The ravaging fires of Australia’s drought-riddled bush provide a global warning. Amidst the largest mass evacuation in its history with no relief in sight, thousands of Australians are now forced to shelter-in-place, while others are crammed into seashores where they await rescue by naval ships. Their only hope is to wait...
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(Photo caption: Giovanni Chiarelli, CTIO MTN South Africa and Nicolas Blixell, VP, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, at the contract signing.) https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/2019/11/mtn-south-africa-selects-ericsson-for-commercial-5g-core-and-radio?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_organic&utm_campaign=bnew_bdgs_global_5g_core_ran_20191114&utm_content=news Related: Earlier this week, MTN South Africa and Huawei carried out a 5G trial during the AfricaCom event, South African press reported. The demo runs on test spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, which is...
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Image source: https://www.em360tech.com DDoS attacks have been around for 20 years, but the current tech environment is fuelling a renewed interest for them, with 5G set to play a fundamental role. 5G holds a lot of promise for improved communications but may well worsen the DDoS nightmare as it is unfortunately, a breeding ground for distributed denial...
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MyBroadband Staff Writer, 27 October 2019 Yesterday several internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa were hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which crippled the connections of their customers. The effects of this were felt around 15:00 and continued through much of the day. The ISPs went to fix the problem with Webafrica, for...
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