NBC News reports here on cybersecurity flaws related to U. S. Department of Defense ballistic missile systems and information.
NBC News reports here on the 150th anniversary of the invention of the traffic light.
The Washington Post reports here that Waymo has launched the first commercial self-driving taxi service in the Phoenix suburbs.
The Associated Press reports here that, following Chinese law, alternative energy vehicles in that country report their position and other data to the government.
NBC News reports here on global inconsistencies on observed problems with medical devices—devices not allowed in one country are still sold in others. The article points out that there are no global standards on nomenclature and terminology, making even simple propagation of information difficult.
I am in Seattle for a meeting. The farther I walked around downtown Seattle last night, the more people I saw living on the street. Block after block, I saw people without homes trying to live and sleep on the rain-soaked concrete. Seattle is one of the richest cities in the world; the United States of America is one of the richest civilizations in history. I don’t have a solution for homelessness but I think we should be able to do better by these human beings. Society needs to address the reasons that people end up on the street and the factors that keep them from moving off the street. If we can land on Mars, if we can create networks that sell goods at dizzying speeds, then we can do more for these people. We should do better.
InSight has successfully landed on Mars. More information is available at nasa.gov.