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Friday June 25th, 2021 day edition

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Hash’s discovery was made following extensive analysis of smart meters produced by Landis+Gyr, a multinational corporation that develops both smart meters and related software for electricity and gas utilities.

Hash noticed a sudden change in the data values given off by the smart meters in his neighborhood as power was being restored following the snowstorm.

Like Austin Energy, Oncor, which has also declined to release outage data from the snowstorm, uses smart meters produced by Landis+Gyr.

The higher off the ground the dot is, the longer the smart meter has gone without a significant power interruption.

The uptime listed by other smart meters clearly showed that they had last regained power in the aftermath of the snowstorm.

And although power companies are remaining tight-lipped, Hash says he is increasingly being contacted by both former and current power company employees regarding his analysis.

Continuing his work, Hash is now analyzing the smart meter mechanism responsible for remotely disconnecting a home’s power. »

Rudy Giuliani has law licence suspended for helping Trump pursue false claims of election fraud

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A New York State appellate court has suspended the law licence of Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” in his quest to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat.

After the former president lost the 2020 election, Mr Giuliani launched dozens of court cases challenging the results, often while invoking debunked conspiracy theories about voter fraud and corrupt voting machines.

On Thursday, the appellate court made it clear that Mr Giuliani’s “false statements” in those cases were what got his licence suspended. »

Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

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New research has discovered that common artificial sweeteners can cause previously healthy gut bacteria to become diseased and invade the gut wall, potentially leading to serious health issues.

It found that these pathogenic bacteria can attach themselves to, invade, and kill Caco-2 cells, which are epithelial cells that line the wall of the intestine.

These pathogenic changes include greater formation of biofilms and increased adhesion and invasion of bacteria into human gut cells. »

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

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Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated.

And only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people.

The preventable deaths will continue, experts predict, with unvaccinated pockets of the nation experiencing outbreaks in the fall and winter. »