I’ve updated the top-ten list of most popular ÆtherCzar posts in the right column to reflect October’s page views. Some old standards remain popular, like my August post: Einstein’s Nobel Prize: Proving Cell Phones Can’t Cause Cancer. And, perhaps in anticipation of next year’s Atlas Shrugged movie, my Chronology of Atlas Shrugged is drawing more traffic. In my opinion, here’s the best of the new posts and threads from October:
- The ultra-wideband industry continues to pick up momentum with Ultra-wideband (UWB) Data Products Emerging. The FCC’s final rules will take effect November 12, barring last minute appeals that could mean Extra Innings for Ultra-Wideband (UWB).
- ÆtherCzar’s series on RTLS history continued with pieces on The First Ultra-wideband Wireless System and Global Positioning System (GPS).
- Speaking of GPS, the technology that makes GPS work is more than just sticking radios on satelites. ÆtherCzar noted how Pew Center and AAAS Fail Own Scientific Literacy Quiz
- Cell phone jammers are illegal, but that hasn’t stopped overseas vendors from marketing and selling them to U.S. consumers. ÆtherCzar reported on the case of FCC Versus Phonejammer.
- Cell phone “trees” have come to symbolize the unjustified fear and exaggerated concern over RF safety: “antennaphobia.” ÆtherCzar shared additional photo albums of cell phone antennas disguised as trees, as well as the latest study failing to find links between cell phone use and health risks in: “More Cell Phone Tower “Trees,” Less Reason to Fear the Signal.”
- ÆtherCzar reviewed a couple of overlooked and under appreciated works by Robert Byrne: Skyscraper and The Dam. Both works feature engineer-heroes and revolve around themes of integrity and independent judgment.
- RF-based location technology is a core interest at ÆtherCzar. Here’s a survey of how your cell phone provider can locate you in case of emergency: “E911 – Locating Your Cell Phone.”
- ÆtherCzar passed on the story of how a surveilled student found a tracker device, and the FBI demanded it back.
- ÆtherCzar also passed on a fantastic info-graphic from the folks at InformationIsBeautiful.Net showing Who’s Suing Whom in Telecommunications.
Appropriately enough, this also just so happens to be the three hundredth ÆtherCzar blog post. Thanks for following!