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The State Grid Corporation of China Is Running a Smart-Grid Project Using Passive Optical Networking Technology | MIT Technology Review

The State Grid Corporation of China Is Running a Smart-Grid Project Using Passive Optical Networking Technology | MIT Technology Review | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
As well as making the grid more reliable and efficient, the technology could deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony.
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quote from article: "The main barriers in the U.S., however, are still cost-based rather than technological. Utility EPB is using fiber for its smart-grid network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but nothing on the scale of a potential nationwide SGCC rollout. And utilities already have fiber cabling running alongside electrical power cables—but only in high- and medium-voltage areas, so there are major expenses associate with adding in fiber for residential and business subscribers, especially to underground power cabling, says Kunstler."



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The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100

The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100 | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
I really enjoyed reading a recent story in The New York Times Magazine about attempts to understand extreme longevity — the weird tendency for certain populations to have larger-than-average numbers of people who live well into their 90s, if not...
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