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Active ingredient in magic mushrooms reduces anxiety and depression in cancer patients

first_imgShare on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Email A single dose of psilocybin, the major hallucinogenic component in magic mushrooms, induces long-lasting decreases in anxiety and depression in patients diagnosed with life-threatening cancer according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis often develop debilitating symptoms of anxiety and depression. Reports from the 1960s and 1970s suggest that hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD may alleviate such symptoms in cancer patients, but the clinical value of hallucinogenic drugs for the treatment of mood disturbances in cancer patients remains unclear.In this new study, Roland Griffiths and colleagues from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine investigated the effects of psilocybin on symptoms of anxiety and depression in individuals diagnosed with life-threatening cancer.center_img LinkedIn Five weeks after receiving a dose of psilocybin sufficiently high to induce changes in perception and mystical-type experiences, patients reported significantly lower levels of anxiety and depression compared with patients that received a low dose of the drug. The positive effects on mood persisted in the patients at 6 month follow-up.The authors suggest that a single dose of psilocybin may be sufficient to produce enduring decreases in negative mood in patients with a life-threatening cancer. Pinterestlast_img read more

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Letter To The Editor: Fate Of Our Recyclables?

first_imgBy GRAHAM MARKLos AlamosWhat happens to the stuff that we put in our recycle bins? How much is actually recycled?Even if recycling is something of a sham (“It’s OK to be wasteful—Just recycle!”), it is broken in many parts of the US (Sierra Magazine July/August 2019).What is the state of our local recycling? Does all of our correctly sorted recyclable stuff really get recycled? What happens to the plastic shopping bags that Smith’s collects?Thank you.last_img

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Blood Needed For Possible COVID-19 Treatment

first_imgStony Brook Medicine, the umbrella company under which Stony Brook University hospitals and clinics operate, is asking for blood donations from survivors of COVID-19, as part of a federally-approved research project to see if blood plasma from survivors can be used to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections.Kali Chan, a spokesperson for Stony Brook Medicine, said in a press release April 9 that “researchers are collecting the convalescent serum to use in an experimental treatment strategy for those battling the disease.”Doctor Elliott Bennett-Guerrero is leading a study for Stony Brook Medicine that could save many. Independent/Courtesy Stony Brook Medicine“Plasma, the liquid portion of blood, which helps with clotting and supporting immunity, contains antibodies that can potentially be used to kill the virus,” she said.On April 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Stony Brook University Hospital’s application to offer the treatment to its patients through a randomized, controlled study and is expected to enroll up to 500 patients from the Long Island area.The study is being run by Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, medical director of perioperative quality and patient safety and professor and vice chair of clinical research and innovation for the Renaissance School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology.As in all studies, some patients will receive the potentially lifesaving serum, while others will receive plasma without the antibodies. This is done to ensure scientists can confirm the efficacy of using a new drug or serum being tested. Given the dire need for the novel coronavirus treatment now, however, instead of a random 50-50 distribution split between serum and placebo, 80 percent of the patients participating will be given the serum.“We are fast-tracking this large-scale clinical trial,” Dr. Bennett-Guerrero said, “as every second counts when seeking lifesaving treatment for these critically ill patients.”The use of serum rich with antibodies to help cure disease goes back over 100 years to the influenza pandemic of 1918, and was used most recently during the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.For the study to work, blood donations from survivors is vital.Those interested can go to www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/COVID_donateplasma. After filling out a survey, those potentially eligible will be asked to participate in a screening visit at a Stony Brook Medicine facility. The screening visit will take approximately 30 minutes, Chan said. “You do not need to be a Stony Brook University Hospital patient to participate, but you must meet required criteria for plasma donation and have high levels of antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19,” she said.Stony Brook Medicine is collaborating with Chembio Diagnostic Systems, a public company based on Long Island, to conduct testing.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Plug Power announces growth

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Ethane trade mission now in progress

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New Gas and Condensate Discovery for Statoil

first_imgOperator Statoil and its PL146/PL333 partner Total E&P Norge have made a gas and condensate discovery in the Julius prospect in the King Lear area in the North Sea.The discovery well 2/4-23S, drilled by Maersk Gallant, proved gas and condensate in the Ula formation. Statoil estimates the volumes in Julius to be between 15 and 75 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.The well 2/4-23S aimed also to appraise the King Lear gas and condensate discovery made by the PL146/PL333 partnership in 2012.The well provided important information on reservoir distribution and reservoir communication in the King Lear discovery. The acquired data will now be further analysed.It is expected that the King Lear volumes will stay within the previously communicated range of 70-200 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.“The King Lear and Julius discoveries are located in one of the most mature parts of the Norwegian continental shelf – just 20 kilometres north of Ekofisk, the first commercial NCS discovery made 45 years ago. The discoveries confirm Statoil’s view that even such mature areas of the NCS still have an interesting exploration potential,” says May-Liss Hauknes, Statoil vice president for exploration in the North Sea.“Since the King Lear discovery, the main focus of the licence partnership has been to clarify the resource basis within PL146/PL333. Following the positive results of the Julius well, the partnership will start working on an optimal plan for a timely development of the discovered resources. The Julius discovery will be included in the resource base for a future PL146/PL333 development decision,” says Edward Prestholm, acting head of early phase field development on the NCS in Statoil.last_img read more

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ESS Orders New Carousel Design from Ardmore Craig

first_imgEcosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has awarded Ardmore Craig with a contract for the design of a carousel and associated spooling spread destined for cable storage activities.The order has been earmarked by a utility company for 40-year storage of a number of spare cable lengths.The carousel will be designed for capacities in excess of 1,500 tonnes and is the second upgradeable unit which Ardmore Craig has worked on with ESS.ESS Managing Director Mike Wilson said: “We have a long running and mutually beneficial working relationship with Ardmore Craig with its team supporting our project engineering and operational activities. This latest carousel contract demonstrates how companies within the supply chain can work together to offer leading blue chip businesses safe, simple and robust engineering solutions.”The latest award follows on from Ardmore Craig’s 150th contract and a busy summer supporting renewable projects around Europe.last_img read more

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In safe hands

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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Footing the bill

first_imgWilliam Clark Partnership was employed to undertake QS and project management services for a developer called Dock Street in respect of a site which included a new build primary health care centre. Not only did the project run £730,000 over budget but William Clark and the developer had a serious falling out. Dock Street refused to pay the consultant’s final fee instalment, arguing that the service provided was inadequate and that its mistakes had contributed to the cost overrun. William Clark sued for its fees and the case ended up being heard in the Technology and Construction Court last year. For case report, see William Clark Partnership Ltd vs Dock St PCT Ltd in the TCC.One of the developer’s gripes was that the consultant had instructed unnecessary and costly variations which had pushed the scheme over budget. For example, the original plan had involved an external paved courtyard which was then changed part way through the project to introduce a “boulder and decorative stone design”. The developer identified seven such changes to the scope, costing in total an extra £215,000, which it argued were unnecessary and had provided no increased value or benefit for the development. It claimed the right to deduct the cost of all these items of work from the fees otherwise due to the consultant.The court judgment analysed, in turn, each of the seven variations and concluded that the consultant could not be blamed for some of them. In particular, some of the variations were only required because the original scope was inadequate, such that the changes implemented were unavoidable. However, the court found that some of the changes, including the external landscaping, were unnecessary and because the budget was tight, the consultant should not have instructed them. The developer remained liable for part of the consultant’s final fee but subject to a substantial reduction because of these “unnecessary” variations.The case is a timely reminder that consultants can be liable for the cost of the variations they instruct. In particular, attention needs to be paid to the appointment with the client and what it says about the consultant’s authority to instruct changes and obtain prior approval.The case is a timely reminder that consultants can be liable for the cost of the variations they instructMost construction contracts will give the consultant a very wide power, as the named contract administrator, to instruct any type of additional work, with practically no proviso or limitation. In this role the consultant acts as the commercial agent of the employer and has extensive powers to bind the employer to pay the contractor additional money for extra work. The variation mechanism under a construction contract operates such that the contractor can rely on the consultant’s instruction without having to worry about getting authorisation direct from the employer. The contractor will therefore always have a right to be paid for the instructed change even if the employer knows nothing about the variation.Precisely because the consultant has this largely unfettered power to bind the employer to pay for variations means it needs to be exercised with extreme caution.While the variation power under the construction contract will typically contain very few provisos, the consultant’s own appointment with the employer will often place very strict limits on its discretion to instruct changes. For example, the RICS Standard Form of Consultant’s Appointment, clause 11, states that the consultant may not change the scope unless it has the prior written approval of the employer. If the consultant fails to get such approval it will be in breach of contract, potentially making itself liable for the cost of the additional, unapproved, work.Consultants need to act with utmost caution because they will be in day-to-day email exchanges with the contractor concerning the ongoing project and the details of the scope. Any such email could amount to a variation instruction authorising a variation under the contract. After all, most construction contracts do not impose rigorous formal procedures for instructing change. Provided that the communication directing the change to the scope is “in writing” then a contract variation will have been instructed and the employer will be liable to pay the contractor.If the consultant’s appointment is anything like the RICS standard form then unless the employer has given prior written consent, the consultant could well end up on the hook for the cost.Michael Sergeant is a partner in the construction team at Holman Fenwick Willan and the co-author of Construction Contract Variationslast_img read more

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TBS International takes delivery of sixth Roymar Class multipurpose

first_imgMaya Princess is the sixth and final delivery in the series of six “Roymar Class” 34,000 dwt multipurpose tweendecker vessels that the company ordered at a purchase price of USD35.4 million per vessel.This vessel, like her sister ships, has box-shaped holds, open hatches and fully retractable hydraulic tweendecks, is geared with 35 and 40 tonne cranes combinable up to 80 tonnes, and has a modern fuel-efficient engine enabling the vessel to operate efficiently at 15 knots.With the delivery of Maya Princess, TBS’s current fleet expands to 52 vessels with an aggregate of 1.6 million dwt tons, consisting of 30 tweendeckers and 22 handysize/handymax bulk carriers.Joseph E. Royce, chairman, chief executive officer and president, commented: “The addition of Maya Princess to our fleet is an important event for our company, as we have now taken delivery of all six Roymar Class multipurpose tweendecker vessels. These newbuilds were specifically designed by a TBS team of experts to accommodate the needs of our customer base. They have been utilised predominantly in our TBS Pacific trade route which connects the growing economies of Latin America and East Asia, regions where TBS has a long established franchise. These six newbuilds have enhanced our operational efficiency and the TBS Five Star customer service consisting of ocean transportation, projects, port services, operations, and strategic planning.”last_img read more

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Another day, another project cargo trade fair

first_imgThe inaugural Antwerp XL event will be “the ultimate event for the breakbulk industry, involving all the key players in the handling of breakbulk and project cargo,” according to the organisers, Easyfairs.Antwerp XL is set to take place from May 7 – 9, 2019 at the Antwerp Expo, one month ahead of the Breakbulk Europe event in Bremen, which had been an established part of the Antwerp calendar for over a decade before its organisers moved it to the German city this year.Easyfairs says that the exhibition and conference “will bring together cargo owners and specialised transportation professionals from across Europe and the rest of the world to meet, learn, network and conduct business.”An interesting proposition given the fact that a very successful and well established event, which does something very similar, targeting the same audience, will be taking place in Bremen just a few weeks later.Watch this space!www.antwerpxl.comlast_img read more

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Egypt confirms 931 new COVID-19 infections, 83,001 in total

first_imgEgypt records 1,497 new COVID-19 infections Egypt sees marked decline in daily COVID-19 infections, fatalities People wearing face masks walk on a street in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa) Egypt confirmed on Monday 931 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of cases in the country since mid-February to 83,001, said the health ministry.It is the fifth consecutive day for the country’s daily COVID-19 infections to be below 1,000 since May 28.Meanwhile, 77 patients died from the virus, bringing the death toll 3,935, while 556 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 24,975, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.The country resumed international flights on July 1 after more than three months of suspension, amid a “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.The government has recently lifted a partial nighttime curfew it imposed over the past three months, and reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas, as well as hotels, museums and archaeological sites for tourists, all with limited capacity.Egypt and China have been cooperating closely in fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.In early February, Egypt provided aid to China to help with its fight against COVID-19 and China later returned favor by sending three batches of medical aid to the North African country.“So far, Chinese medical experts have held eight video conferences with Egyptian counterparts over COVID-19,” Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said earlier this month.On July 5, Liao delivered a batch of anti-coronavirus medical aid sent by the Chinese government to the Cairo-based Arab League.Relatedcenter_img Egypt reports 923 new COVID-19 cases, 81,158 in totallast_img read more

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Ugandan police arrest 500 for flouting COVID-19 directives

first_imgUgandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. © AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. © AP Photo/Ronald KabuubiKampala Metropolitan Police arrested more than 500 people at the weekend in renewed operations against breach of Ministry of Health directives on prevention of coronavirus.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered police to be tough on people who don’t wear masks in public and public service vehicle operators that do not meet new standards.According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango, more than 200 people found in bars were arrested in areas of Kabalagala in Makindye Division, Kira Road in Nakawa Division, and Nansana Municipality.“Some suspects were found in bars that were closed since they can’t enable social distancing. Others were in gambling shops. People were walking or riding motorcycles in disregard of the curfew,”  Onyango said yesterday.He further added that operations will be tougher on people without masks in public and arcades that don’t enforce standard operating procedures.On Saturday night, police mounted roadblocks on Kampala-Gayaza Road where they arrested all non-essential motorists and passengers that were traveling during curfew time.The suspects were forced to sit on the ground for hours before they were released after a caution.At least 300 boda boda motorcycles were impounded on allegations that the riders were found riding past 7pm.Related COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone top 500 South African police service hit by COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img South African police service hit by COVID-19 pandemiclast_img read more

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Protecting the Willow Tit in Galloway

first_imgAndrew Bielinski, Area Manager for RSPB Dumfries & Galloway, said:RSPB Scotland has been managing woodland areas for willow tits on our reserve at the Ken-Dee Marshes for many years, especially around the northern part of the reserve at Kenmure Holms near New Galloway. We have installed special nest boxes for the birds and are also managing areas to create and maintain the younger woodland that the birds prefer. Our grant from the Galloway Glens Scheme is supporting this work, as well as providing some interpretation at Kenmure Holms. You can find this by walking along the footpath / flood-bank from Carsons Knowe in New Galloway (of the Old Edinburgh Road) but please do be careful not to disturb this precious natural habitat with dogs or too much noise, especially in the Spring breeding season. We are very lucky to be near one of the last thriving areas for this rare bird in Scotland – do head out to the Kenmure Holms to learn more about them and maybe even see one. The RSPB is continuing their national willow tit survey in 2020, with support from several other organisations and county bird clubs. The survey period will be from mid-February to mid-April, during the pre-breeding season. At this time, the birds are very territorial, with one or more visits within a given 4km2 square (known as tetrad) during this period. Surveys will be conducted in all suitable habitats within tetrads, using a standardised playback method. This involves playing a recording of both a willow tit alarm call and their song and listening for a response. If anyone is interested in being involved in this national survey, please do get in touch:Simon Wotton by emailing simon.wotton@rspb.org.uk or phoning 01767 693396or Paul Bellamy by emailing paul.bellamy@rspb.org.uk or phoning 01767 693379. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSmall and quietly coloured, the willow tit is a charming little bird. Sadly, it is one of the fastest declining birds in the UK, but thankfully the Galloway Glens is one of its strongholds and possibly the best place in Scotland to see this species. The bird feeders at RSPB Scotland’s Ken-Dee Marshes reserve on Loch Ken are an excellent place to look for your first viewing.It is a bird that lives in wet woodland, ideally in trees between 15 and 25 years old. However, this habitat is often short-lived. Sites dry out or develop into mature woodland over 20-30 years, and this seems to be one of the reasons why the willow tit is declining. These wet woods are also sometimes the areas of ‘scruffy’ woodland that get cleared or drained.Willow tits eat invertebrates such as mayflies, bugs and spiders in the summer months, and seeds and berries in the winter. They will store food to eat later. They nest in a hole in a rotten tree, birch being much preferred. They excavate their own nest hole, or occasionally take over an incomplete woodpecker hole. The nest is often in a surprisingly slender trunk, such that only the bark remains between the hole and the outside. The excavation of a nest hole can be a noisy activity, as both birds often call repeatedly to each other. An excavating willow tit pair is thus vulnerable to detection by other birds, especially blue and great tits, and if either of these species finds a willow tit nest hole, they can oust the occupants with little difficulty. This is thought to be another reason for their decline.center_img Nick Chisholm, Galloway Glens Project Officer said:“The Willow Tit is emblematic of the biodiversity loss that we are experiencing in this country, so many species, that are relatively unknown by the wider public, are quietly disappearing. It is testament to the energy of the RSPB that they are not quietly watching the second fastest decline of any British bird without acting. At Galloway Glens we are proud to support this important project and hope that many others get involved in the census. Our thanks go to National Lottery Heritage Fund for their funding and our partners including Dumfries & Galloway Council and the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere.”last_img read more

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Harris Corporation Receives Multi Million dollar Deals in past Few Months

first_imgHarris Corporation’s Falcon Tactical Radios have recently been in popular demand with orders coming from Poland and the Middle Eastern countries. 1. A $7.2 million order to supply a nation in the Middle East with Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal Radios and Falcon II® high-frequency manpack radios. The nation is acquiring the radios to provide security forces with high-performance line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications. 2. A $10 million order to supply the Polish Ministry of National Defense with Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios and Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios. 3. A $25 million order from a government in the Middle East for Falcon II® high-frequency tactical radios as part of a military communications modernization program. “Harris offers the world’s most advanced digital HF radio family for delivering highly reliable and secure communications for missions that require beyond-line-of-sight capabilities,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “HF radio systems are crucial for delivering up-to-the-minute situational awareness and command and control.’’ The Falcon III RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over two kilometers. Optimized for maximum performance across highly variable environments, the RF-7800S secure personal role radio provides continuous coverage in the 350 to 450 MHz frequency range. The radio offers dual push-to-talk capabilities and allows simultaneous communication for voice, data and video. The Falcon II RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight voice and data communications. The RF-5800H provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighter to stay connected even in the harshest conditions, when line-of-sight communications are not an option. It offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers. The Ministry of National Defense is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G multiband radio to provide communications interoperability with United States, NATO and coalition forces. The AN/PRC-117G delivers combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air capabilities in a lightweight, versatile platform. The AN/PRC-150(C) provides long-range Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight communications to forces operating in challenging environments. The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is the most advanced military Type-1 HF radio available today, setting the standard for reliable, long-range HF communication on the battlefield. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit. The AN/PRC-150(C) enables warfighters to stay connected to mission critical information during missions where line-of-sight communications are not an option. The Falcon II® RF-5800H base stations, vehicular systems and manpack radios to provide beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment for initiating contact between two HF radios; integrated data link protocols for data sharing such as embedded text messaging and embedded GPS receivers. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.last_img read more

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T-Mobile Becomes the First Carrier to Launch an NB-IoT Network Across the United States

first_imgT-Mobile has now launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service all across the United States, making them the first carrier in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands for optimal efficiency. T-Mobile also announced its new partner program, T-Mobile CONNECT, to help IoT solution providers collaborate and bring their products and services to market on T-Mobile’s network — and into the hands of customers — more quickly.Built on the 3GPP standard, NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) LTE-Advanced technology that provides a pathway to 5G IoT and offers many comparable benefits like low power usage, long battery life and low device cost. T-Mobile was also first to trial NB-IoT in the U.S. last year.By lighting up NB-IoT in the guard bands – the network equivalent of driving down the shoulders on the highway – T-Mobile can utilize precious spectrum resources most efficiently, and IoT applications don’t have to compete with other data traffic for network resources. T-Mobile worked with Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies to deploy nationwide NB-IoT, laying the foundation for the 5G future and giving partners and customers, peace of mind that their solutions are future proof.NB-IoT is ideal for smart applications that can track high value assets, optimize utilization of equipment in the field and help ensure safety and compliance in fleet management, waste management, energy utility monitoring and many other industrial sectors. In addition to reducing costs and improving efficiency, partners are building IoT solutions that have the potential to alleviate traffic congestion, improve food safety and so much more.Unveiled earlier this year, T-Mobile’s NB-IoT plan costs just $6 a year – one tenth of Verizon’s Cat-M plans – for up to 12 MB per connected device, and several NB-IoT modules based on Qualcomm MDM9206 LTE IoT modem are certified for use on T-Mobile’s network. For applications that require more bandwidth and voice, T-Mobile also offers Cat-1 IoT Access Packs.In addition, the new T-Mobile CONNECT program will help IoT solution providers accelerate the development and commercialization of their products and solutions. NB-IoT plan includes 10 single-packet transactions per hour at up to 64 Kbps, up to 12 MB. Full service payment due at activation; renew after 12 months or 12 MB. Coverage may not be available in some areas and also roaming is not available.last_img read more