From SWISS-INFO, an informative essay on the Nant de Drance hydroelectric power plant.
From SwissInfo: Telecommunications: Switzerland calls time on phone booths On the move The first box was installed in 1881 in the Fraumünster post office in Zurich. Peak booth was reached in 1995, when more than 58,000 could be found dotted around Swiss villages and cities. However, the success of mobile phones at the end of … [Read more…]
From IEEE Spectrum: New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy 15 Oct 2019 | 15:00 GMT New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy Novel algorithms are secure like blockchains, but simpler, faster, and more energy-efficient By Charles Q. Choi A nearly zero-energy alternative to Bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that promises as much security but … [Read more…]
Gothard Base Tunnel Opens And we can’t even get the SMART train to run from Cloverdale to Larkspur.