Beyond the Bricks Week of 2/26
by Frankie James Albin | published Mar. 7th, 2018
Tesla Visits Rochester in Upstate Tour
This stop is part of a tour of upstate New York cities. The tour is an effort to increase support for legislation currently pending in Albany that would allow Tesla to open more stores across the state. If successful, the legislation would lead to five Tesla stores being opened upstate, including one in Rochester.
Rochester Schools Take Action In Wake of Florida Shooting
One of the actions announced was West Irondequoit School District and Greece Central School District's intention to implement a safety tip line. In addition, the Irondequoit Police Department is implementing an “adopt a school program” to assign one officer to each school in the area — 15 schools are currently in the plan.
Students and community members also brought up ideas. One of the most well-received was increased vetting before people are buzzed into schools, and another was creating a screening area for visitors before they are actually let into the school.
These actions and discussion come in the wake of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, 2018.
Nokia and Vodafone Bring 4G to the Moon
The mission is being run by PTScientists, a private company out of Berlin. They are planning to land two unmanned Audi lunar Quattro rovers on the moon in 2019. The plan is to have the rovers visit the Apollo 17 rover used in 1972.
The 4G network will connect the rovers to the base station, and be used to send video — including a live stream — back to Earth.
LTE networks use much less power than analog communication uses to produce the same result.
"The less energy we use sending data, the more we have to do science," said CEO and founder of PTScientists Robert Böhme in a company press release.