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Falcon 9 lifts SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the ISS. It currently carries cargo, but could one day bring humans to space as well.
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after doing tests i realized that CFLs produce a huge surge in dirty electricity of about 100 GS (normal should be under 30 GS, so when you turn on CFLs it becomes 130), using the Stetzerizer Meter (http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Stetzer-GS-M300-A-Stetzerizer-Microsurge/dp/B002P4HL10), while the Philips  LEDs I bought recently from Home Depot (https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/97aetYKGisg) produce none of that.  I was blown away how much CFLs pollute. 

WHY avoid CFLs?  They are toxic from many points of view, see below.  Governments should ban them for the sake of public health.

Last year i bought 26 Phillips LED light bulbs (and replaced many CFLs) for only $2.5 each from Home Depot (they have a sale now still), click on each of the two pictures to see the 2700K temperature, the 800 lumens,  8.5W (equivalent of a 60W old incandescent).  These will  look a little like incandescent bulbs from the outside, but they are LEDs and use a lot less electricity, produce no UV (unlike CFLs who produce a lot of it ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21TJYkhP8gQ), and far less dirty electricity than CFLs (many CFLs cost $2.5 too).  CFLs also can emit mercury vapors (when broken and even when not broken, due to manufacturing defects) which are known to cause a host of problems such as memory loss, Alzheimer, Parkinson, paralysis, etc.  LEDs used to cost 10-20 dollars each 3 years ago, and many of them still do. 

Let's go green, go LED, minimize waste (incandescents and CFLs need replacement much more often 5-20 times more often) replace the toxic CFLs and ultra-inefficient incandescents, save thousands of dollars long term in electricity and health costs.

I recommend always buying warm white bulbs (2700K) - not daylight ones (6500K is too high temperature with too much blue light) -  as during the evenings in the winter you will expose yourself to TOO MUCH BLUE LIGHT (see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/JGFGWvy2Cps for the blue light reduction methods), and this can cause eye damage and also lead to insomnia and other issues.  No mater what you like LED or halogen, go warm/soft white, not daylight. :)

 Dirty electricity from CFLs is harmful and since LEDs are now on sale in many stores (just ask for the cheapest LED bulb when you get to Home Depot, etc) and almost as cheap as CFLs (2-3 dollars per lightbulb), switching to them makes far more sense - since you save electricity too.  Just 3 years ago LEDs that cheap were science fiction.

There are filters you can buy on amazon and at anti-emf pollution online stores to reduce that dirty electricity in your house, like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JM8POXE.  

Having headaches, depression, health issues and such?  Could be the CFL lights at home, or fluorescent lights at work or dirty appliances that mess up with your electrical fields in your house, even plumbing can cause sometimes unhealthy EMF fields and there are ways to measure and mitigate that.  

More on CFL UV pollution at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ENXuiiYAdVP

For the many advantages of LEDs versus CFLs please see this:

1. An LED bulb can use 50-70% of the energy of a CFL to produce same lumens.

2. LED lasts up to 10 times longer than a CFL. 

3. LED lighting generates less heat than a CFL.

4. LEDs do not contain Mercury or other toxic heavy metals that can leak, or need to be disposed in very special ways to avoid contamination of landfills, etc.

5. A high rate of on-off cycling drastically shortens the life span of a CFL. An LED on the other hand is unaffected by on – off cycling. This is the reason LED devices are preferred for traffic lights.

6. CFL lamps take long to achieve full brightness. An LED bulb on the other hand achieves full brightness at the flick of a button.

7.  UV light attracts insects.  With virtually no UV emissions, LEDs do not attract bugs, insects.  UV from CFLs causes eye damage, skin cancer and other health issues. 

I TESTED THE LED BULBS i bought:

LEDs won over CFLs big time:  Results of testing 3 types of Lightbulbs, some appliances, a cell phone, a smart meter, a wi fi router with Trifield 100 XE Meter for electric, magnetic and radio frequency fields - see ranges and frequencies of the meter at the end of the post

Trifield meter ► http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00050WQ1G

I tested a normal LED (I bought this LED from Home Depot see my post about it at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/97aetYKGisg) made by Phillips, a normal CFL by EcoSmart, a normal Incandescent. Nothing fancy, just things anyone would buy. 


1.  MAGNETIC FIELD

MAGNETIC FIELD:  LEDs  produce 1.2 Mgauss at 10 inches, 3 Mgauss at 5 inches, 19 mGauss at 2 inches,   50 Mgauss at 1 inch.

MAGNETIC FIELD:  Incandescent had background levels at any distance

MAGNETIC FIELD:  CFLs produce 1.3 mGauss at 10 inches, 3 Mgauss at 5 inches, 20 mGauss at 2 inches,  50 mgauss at 1 inch.  

Conclusion:  LEDs and CFLs produce the same magnetic fields.

2.  RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:  LEDs produce no RF, so a lot of youtube videos testing other brands must have gotten really bad LEDs from many years ago.  Mine don't have any RF at any distance which was a shock to me.  THANK YOU PHILIPS FOR MAKING TRULY THE BEST LEDs people have tested on youtube or google+!  :)

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:  CFLs emit 0.2 mwatt/cm2  at half inch, which is dangerous, but if you go 1 inch away, nothing.

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:   Incandescent had background levels at any distance

CONCLUSION:  LEDs are as safest and cheapest long term, avoid CFLs.

Just so you know, a phone emits about 0.2-0.4 mwatt/cm2 at half inch on a routine basis, every few seconds while not in airplane mode.  No RF in airplane mode of course.  Also, the smart meter on my house emits far less RF than many smart meters and far, far less than a phone, the pulse to the substation occurs far less often than the cell signal to the cell tower, about about 100 times less often.  When such a signal is made by the smart meter, i get about 15 times lower RF signal.  So contrary to what some say, smart meters are not that bad  as far as RF.  But there is a very strong magnetic field around a smart meter, so never put it near a bedroom, always near garage or somewhere 6-10 feet from a living space, since many people who slept near their electrical panel got brain cancer.  The wifi router emits a VERY STRONG RF FIELD going off scale all the time, every second, so Wi fi routers are a really bad idea, emit far more RF than cell phones.  When I turned off wi fi at http://192.168.0.1/ i got no RF pollution almost.  So, if you got wired internet, you can also go to your browser at 192.168.0.1 and login with your username and password (change password to make your network more secure - don't leave the factory default) and turn off wi fi;   i strongly suggest you turn off wi fi since it was shown to affect people's brain function.  The router was more than 100 times stronger than the smart meter.  Try turn off Wi fi routers in the house and all public buildings and use wired connections and avoid public Wi fi if you want to avoid frying your brain.  Wi fi is WHY FRY your brain:), lol.   If you are a teacher, feel free to be against wi fi, and ask for wired connections - the students' health and performance will be better, and you will be seen as a more competent teacher.   Li Fi is much safer, but we are not there yet.  :)  

3.  ELECTRIC FIELD

ELECTRIC FIELD: CFLs 30 v/m  at 12 inches, 1000 v/m at 10 inches, off scale at 8 inches.

ELECTRIC FIELD:  LED  nothing at 12 inches or even 5 inches,  1 inch you get 20 v/m, which is very very little since harmful effects start at about 500 v/m.

ELECTRIC FIELD:   Incandescent had background levels at any distance

CONCLUSION:  It's smart to avoid CFLs, they emit an electric field far too strong at 10 inches.  That's why all the headaches and off-scale on dirty electricity meters.

The only advantage of the incandescent is that it has no magnetic fields, but you have to be really close to LED to harm yourself, like 5 inches away for 6 hours a day for a year or more.  Nobody is that close to an LED or any type of bulb usually, even if you use a desk lamp.  You often get more magnetic field from a monitor anyway.  Be aware to not sit closer than a foot from a monitor as the magnetic field is getting to 1-2 mgauss.  My monitor emits 1.5 mGauss at 6 inches, but background at 1 foot.  It's good to be 2-3 feet from a desktop monitor ideally.  Some electrical appliances can emit very strong magnetic fields when they are turned off, but plugged in, if you are within 5 inches of them.  

However, with small CFLs, they produce dirty electricity that contaminate your whole house and the fluorescent long tubes are a complete disaster, their magnetic fields at 2-3 feet at 3 Mgauss, which is too high and they produce even more dirty electricity.  So, never use fluorescent tubes if you can at home.  At work, be 3-4 feet away from them.

LEDs use 5-10 times less power than incandescents, and last 10-20 times longer than incandescents, cost just about 2 times more when on sale (so if you buy it once you still save a lot of money, since you don't need replace them every 12 months), so you can save your money and the planet from a lot of pollution by switching to LEDs, especially since they are on sale now.
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Thirty years ago today, 74.130 seconds after liftoff, the Challenger fell. 

I want to write a long story about this – to tell the story of the people aboard and the people on the ground, of the crew and of the people who studied what happened, of the things that we learned and changed, of all the things we should remember about that day. But thirty years later, it still hurts too much for me to write it.

I can still see the two SRB's spinning out of control after the airframe disassembled, forming two horns coming out of an oddly round cloud, if I close my eyes. I can still remember the utter confusion and disbelief that followed, as nobody could even tell, at first, if they had actually seen what they thought they saw. I remember being so upset, that night, not being able to fully wrap my heart around it. And nightmares still sometimes wake me, of rockets falling out of a perfectly blue sky.

To the seven who gave their lives that day – CDR Francis R. Scobee, pilot Michael J. Smith, mission specialists Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, and Ronald E. McNair, and payload specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and S. Christa McAuliffe – you are not forgotten.


Photo: STS-51L as it cleared the tower, approximately T+2.7 seconds, 16:38:02 UTC, January 28th, 1986, seventy seconds before it began to disintegrate. The fatal failure of the O-ring on the right booster had already happened. Image KSC-86PC-0081, from NASA.
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Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.
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Installed Cost of Utility-Scale PV System in the U.S. Down 17% in 2015 compared to 2014 and it's predicted to go down 15% in 2016 and 2017.  This will bring the installed cost to 7 cents/kwh in many regions in 2017, lower than natural gas (and even lower than coal in some areas).  In some places, like New Mexico, they got contracts at 5 cents/kwh already - SunEdison won that bid, that's lower than coal. 

Below are some reasons for buying your next car electric, installing solar panels and supporting 100% renewable energy in all nations (via carbon price for example):

1.  help humanity survive since absorbed CO2 leads to ocean acidification which kills plankton.  Plankton generates 50-80% of oxygen we breathe, so without oxygen we will diehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gwKRRDiX3nc.

2.  help humanity since elevated CO2 levels were shown to impair brain performance of all future humanshttp://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/26/3714853/carbon-dioxide-impair-brain.  Today in offices with high CO2 levels (like we will have if no action is taken), people's brain performance decreases.  
3.  Help humanity as you no longer generate carcinogenic exhaust, otherwise known as smog, which kills millions of people each yearhttp://goo.gl/jDj0hI and leads to lower IQhttp://goo.gl/alNQIk and autism ► http://goo.gl/66nqwr. Also, note that  http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds explains that 40% of deaths due to pollution.  Smog kills billions earlier than their normal time.  

4.  save lives since you reduce heart attacks caused by traffic noise ►  http://goo.gl/Fuhvn.   Electric cars are much quieter.

5.   save humanity from oil wars that destroy the environment and kill countless civilians.  Iraq war trillions could have powered all US with solar/wind ► http://goo.gl/ZqN47.  

6.  you no longer have to change oil (because there is no oil to change) or spark plugs; no more smog check either; electric cars have 60% less parts, so you will go for repairs much less.  Combustion engines are noisy and only 15% efficient;  electric motors are 90% efficient. 

7. reduce heat and AC costs, because electric cars produce 5 times less heat than combustion engine cars per mile, reducing the heat-island effect in citieshttp://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150319/srep09213/full/srep09213.html

8.  bring the end of gas stations that poison the water wells with MTBE or other compounds leading to billions of dollars wasted in cleaning up the well water (example:  $0.4 billion settlement ► http://goo.gl/eKasZD)

9.  save money as you spend 4-8 times less money on "fuel" depending what area of the globe at the current low prices of oil.  If you have enough solar panels,  you get free CLEAN fuel for life, since you charge at home and utilities pay you for energy you put on the grid.  Likewise, Tesla Motors offers free solar ☼ charging for lifehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgk5-eB9oTY?  

10.  save money for noble purposes because electric cars are cheaper than many oil cars after the federal and state rebates:  in Colorado, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for only 15, 000, while in most other states for 18-21, 000.  A Smart EV costs only $12, 000 in Colorado, see http://smartusa.com.  Mitsubishi i-MieV is only $13, 000 in California and $10, 000 in Colorado ► http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=31881

11.  Save money since it is cheaper to buy solar panels over 5-12 years than to pay the electric bill without panels - so you save MONEY and the environment - just choose the best deal, they got 12 year loans for 2-3% interest rate - plus after 12 years you get free electricity for the next 30 years or longer if panels last 50 years.  

12.  Electric car batteries and solar panels are far greener than alternatives.  Battery recycling for today's oil car lead batteries is happening at a 97% rate globally. It will be even better for the far safer lithium car batteries.   Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste.  Lithium ion batteries are made from nontoxic lithium carbonate (used in ovenware), nontoxic cobalt oxide (in pottery glaze), nontoxic graphite (in pencils), and a polymer (plastic) membrane. The most toxic components are the electrolyte and lithium cobalt oxide, neither of which are persistent in the environment and both of which are increasingly being replaced by safer compounds.  Wang Chuan-Fu, CEO of BYD, demonstrated the safety of the electrolyte in their lithium ion batteries by drinking it. Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki said that the Lithium Ion batteries they use are safe to eat

Solar is way better than coal, oil or natural gas which spew 100-1000 times more carcinogens in the environment per unit of energy produced, besides far more CO2.  How long does a solar panel system have to operate to recover the energy used for making the panel? Energy payback for rooftop panels is 1-4 years depending on type.   Assuming a life of 30 years for a panel, that means that most energy produced will be free from pollution of any sort ► http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35489.pdf.   

13.  save time, thus money, since you are allowed to use the carpool lanes to avoid traffic if you drive an electric car, in many countries, even if there is only 1 person in the car.  

14. Natural gas and Coal can be replaced with solar-wind immediately:) as a public health priority, especially since they are cheaper in many areas than fossil fuels and storage eliminates the need for sun-wind 24-7 ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNKz8qXRmk.  In China's worst areas, smog makes people live only 4 decades ►  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DNjJd2YfA.   Coal-fired plants lead to birth defects in China, see the 2 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wImJC6xEoU.  In all nations, including USA, people near coal-fired plants often die of cancer at 45 or so, see the 10 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWAQ_3yoj8.  Coal pollution leads to cancer, asthma, autism (mercury), etc. Clean coal doesn't exist ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l0iqdfFyC0.

15.  Germany increased its solar capacity 16000 times between 1990 and 2012https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/2K5Ln8zyrqH.  It's possible.   In 2014, Denmark generated 39% electricity from wind ► https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/1FraSFPpWBv. For comparison, the current renewables percentage in the US is 17%, India & China 15%,   Germany 31%, Paraguay & Norway & Lesotho & Bhutan 100% (hydro), All Africa 32% (hydro), Japan 11%, Russia 15% (hydro), Mexico 26%, Indonesia & UK 19%, Canada 60% (hydro), Portugal 60% (hydro+wind), Brazil 90% (hydro), Iceland 100% (hydro+geothermal), Ghana 75% (hydro), Spain 45% (wind-solar-hydro),  New Zealand 80% (hydro+geoth+wind). 
US utility-scale solar PV costs plummeted 17% in Q3 of 2015, and declining PV costs are fuelling greater demand. According to an EnergyTrend report, US utility-scale solar costs fell in the third quarter of 2015 to $1.38/W, compared to $1.66/W twelve months earlier. [caption id=
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Christmas Eve 1968 Message: Millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts - Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders - became the first humans to orbit another world on Dec. 24, 1968. As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone "on the good Earth." https://youtu.be/ToHhQUhdyBY #TBT #OTD #Christmas #ChistmasEve
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after doing tests i realized that CFLs produce a huge surge in dirty electricity of about 100 GS (normal should be under 30 GS, so when you turn on CFLs it becomes 130), using the Stetzerizer Meter (http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Stetzer-GS-M300-A-Stetzerizer-Microsurge/dp/B002P4HL10), while the Philips  LEDs I bought recently from Home Depot (https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/97aetYKGisg) produce none of that.  I was blown away how much CFLs pollute. 

WHY avoid CFLs?  They are toxic from many points of view, see below.  Governments should ban them for the sake of public health.

Last year i bought 26 Phillips LED light bulbs (and replaced many CFLs) for only $2.5 each from Home Depot (they have a sale now still), click on each of the two pictures to see the 2700K temperature, the 800 lumens,  8.5W (equivalent of a 60W old incandescent).  These will  look a little like incandescent bulbs from the outside, but they are LEDs and use a lot less electricity, produce no UV (unlike CFLs who produce a lot of it ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21TJYkhP8gQ), and far less dirty electricity than CFLs (many CFLs cost $2.5 too).  CFLs also can emit mercury vapors (when broken and even when not broken, due to manufacturing defects) which are known to cause a host of problems such as memory loss, Alzheimer, Parkinson, paralysis, etc.  LEDs used to cost 10-20 dollars each 3 years ago, and many of them still do. 

Let's go green, go LED, minimize waste (incandescents and CFLs need replacement much more often 5-20 times more often) replace the toxic CFLs and ultra-inefficient incandescents, save thousands of dollars long term in electricity and health costs.

I recommend always buying warm white bulbs (2700K) - not daylight ones (6500K is too high temperature with too much blue light) -  as during the evenings in the winter you will expose yourself to TOO MUCH BLUE LIGHT (see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/JGFGWvy2Cps for the blue light reduction methods), and this can cause eye damage and also lead to insomnia and other issues.  No mater what you like LED or halogen, go warm/soft white, not daylight. :)

 Dirty electricity from CFLs is harmful and since LEDs are now on sale in many stores (just ask for the cheapest LED bulb when you get to Home Depot, etc) and almost as cheap as CFLs (2-3 dollars per lightbulb), switching to them makes far more sense - since you save electricity too.  Just 3 years ago LEDs that cheap were science fiction.

There are filters you can buy on amazon and at anti-emf pollution online stores to reduce that dirty electricity in your house, like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JM8POXE.  

Having headaches, depression, health issues and such?  Could be the CFL lights at home, or fluorescent lights at work or dirty appliances that mess up with your electrical fields in your house, even plumbing can cause sometimes unhealthy EMF fields and there are ways to measure and mitigate that.  

More on CFL UV pollution at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ENXuiiYAdVP

For the many advantages of LEDs versus CFLs please see this:

1. An LED bulb can use 50-70% of the energy of a CFL to produce same lumens.

2. LED lasts up to 10 times longer than a CFL. 

3. LED lighting generates less heat than a CFL.

4. LEDs do not contain Mercury or other toxic heavy metals that can leak, or need to be disposed in very special ways to avoid contamination of landfills, etc.

5. A high rate of on-off cycling drastically shortens the life span of a CFL. An LED on the other hand is unaffected by on – off cycling. This is the reason LED devices are preferred for traffic lights.

6. CFL lamps take long to achieve full brightness. An LED bulb on the other hand achieves full brightness at the flick of a button.

7.  UV light attracts insects.  With virtually no UV emissions, LEDs do not attract bugs, insects.  UV from CFLs causes eye damage, skin cancer and other health issues. 

I TESTED THE LED BULBS i bought:

LEDs won over CFLs big time:  Results of testing 3 types of Lightbulbs, some appliances, a cell phone, a smart meter, a wi fi router with Trifield 100 XE Meter for electric, magnetic and radio frequency fields - see ranges and frequencies of the meter at the end of the post

Trifield meter ► http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00050WQ1G

I tested a normal LED (I bought this LED from Home Depot see my post about it at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/97aetYKGisg) made by Phillips, a normal CFL by EcoSmart, a normal Incandescent. Nothing fancy, just things anyone would buy. 


1.  MAGNETIC FIELD

MAGNETIC FIELD:  LEDs  produce 1.2 Mgauss at 10 inches, 3 Mgauss at 5 inches, 19 mGauss at 2 inches,   50 Mgauss at 1 inch.

MAGNETIC FIELD:  Incandescent had background levels at any distance

MAGNETIC FIELD:  CFLs produce 1.3 mGauss at 10 inches, 3 Mgauss at 5 inches, 20 mGauss at 2 inches,  50 mgauss at 1 inch.  

Conclusion:  LEDs and CFLs produce the same magnetic fields.

2.  RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:  LEDs produce no RF, so a lot of youtube videos testing other brands must have gotten really bad LEDs from many years ago.  Mine don't have any RF at any distance which was a shock to me.  THANK YOU PHILIPS FOR MAKING TRULY THE BEST LEDs people have tested on youtube or google+!  :)

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:  CFLs emit 0.2 mwatt/cm2  at half inch, which is dangerous, but if you go 1 inch away, nothing.

RADIO FREQUENCY FIELD:   Incandescent had background levels at any distance

CONCLUSION:  LEDs are as safest and cheapest long term, avoid CFLs.

Just so you know, a phone emits about 0.2-0.4 mwatt/cm2 at half inch on a routine basis, every few seconds while not in airplane mode.  No RF in airplane mode of course.  Also, the smart meter on my house emits far less RF than many smart meters and far, far less than a phone, the pulse to the substation occurs far less often than the cell signal to the cell tower, about about 100 times less often.  When such a signal is made by the smart meter, i get about 15 times lower RF signal.  So contrary to what some say, smart meters are not that bad  as far as RF.  But there is a very strong magnetic field around a smart meter, so never put it near a bedroom, always near garage or somewhere 6-10 feet from a living space, since many people who slept near their electrical panel got brain cancer.  The wifi router emits a VERY STRONG RF FIELD going off scale all the time, every second, so Wi fi routers are a really bad idea, emit far more RF than cell phones.  When I turned off wi fi at http://192.168.0.1/ i got no RF pollution almost.  So, if you got wired internet, you can also go to your browser at 192.168.0.1 and login with your username and password (change password to make your network more secure - don't leave the factory default) and turn off wi fi;   i strongly suggest you turn off wi fi since it was shown to affect people's brain function.  The router was more than 100 times stronger than the smart meter.  Try turn off Wi fi routers in the house and all public buildings and use wired connections and avoid public Wi fi if you want to avoid frying your brain.  Wi fi is WHY FRY your brain:), lol.   If you are a teacher, feel free to be against wi fi, and ask for wired connections - the students' health and performance will be better, and you will be seen as a more competent teacher.   Li Fi is much safer, but we are not there yet.  :)  

3.  ELECTRIC FIELD

ELECTRIC FIELD: CFLs 30 v/m  at 12 inches, 1000 v/m at 10 inches, off scale at 8 inches.

ELECTRIC FIELD:  LED  nothing at 12 inches or even 5 inches,  1 inch you get 20 v/m, which is very very little since harmful effects start at about 500 v/m.

ELECTRIC FIELD:   Incandescent had background levels at any distance

CONCLUSION:  It's smart to avoid CFLs, they emit an electric field far too strong at 10 inches.  That's why all the headaches and off-scale on dirty electricity meters.

The only advantage of the incandescent is that it has no magnetic fields, but you have to be really close to LED to harm yourself, like 5 inches away for 6 hours a day for a year or more.  Nobody is that close to an LED or any type of bulb usually, even if you use a desk lamp.  You often get more magnetic field from a monitor anyway.  Be aware to not sit closer than a foot from a monitor as the magnetic field is getting to 1-2 mgauss.  My monitor emits 1.5 mGauss at 6 inches, but background at 1 foot.  It's good to be 2-3 feet from a desktop monitor ideally.  Some electrical appliances can emit very strong magnetic fields when they are turned off, but plugged in, if you are within 5 inches of them.  

However, with small CFLs, they produce dirty electricity that contaminate your whole house and the fluorescent long tubes are a complete disaster, their magnetic fields at 2-3 feet at 3 Mgauss, which is too high and they produce even more dirty electricity.  So, never use fluorescent tubes if you can at home.  At work, be 3-4 feet away from them.

LEDs use 5-10 times less power than incandescents, and last 10-20 times longer than incandescents, cost just about 2 times more when on sale (so if you buy it once you still save a lot of money, since you don't need replace them every 12 months), so you can save your money and the planet from a lot of pollution by switching to LEDs, especially since they are on sale now.
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US could cut power emissions 78% by 2030 using existing technology and without increasing electricity cost, says study in Nature Climate Change ► http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2921.html

Below are some reasons for buying your next car electric, installing solar panels and supporting 100% renewable energy in all nations (via carbon price for example):

1.  help humanity survive since absorbed CO2 leads to ocean acidification which kills plankton.  Plankton generates 50-80% of oxygen we breathe, so without oxygen we will diehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gwKRRDiX3nc.

2.  help humanity since elevated CO2 levels were shown to impair brain performance of all future humanshttp://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/26/3714853/carbon-dioxide-impair-brain.  Today in offices with high CO2 levels (like we will have if no action is taken), people's brain performance decreases.  
3.  Help humanity as you no longer generate carcinogenic exhaust, otherwise known as smog, which kills millions of people each yearhttp://goo.gl/jDj0hI and leads to lower IQhttp://goo.gl/alNQIk and autism ► http://goo.gl/66nqwr. Also, note that  http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds explains that 40% of deaths due to pollution.  Smog kills billions earlier than their normal time.  Coal fired plants generate most human emissions of mercury and arsenic in the air.  

4.  save lives since you reduce heart attacks caused by traffic noise ►  http://goo.gl/Fuhvn.   Electric cars are much quieter.

5.   save humanity from oil wars that destroy the environment and kill countless civilians.  Iraq war trillions could have powered all US with solar/wind ► http://goo.gl/ZqN47.  

6.  you no longer have to change oil (because there is no oil to change) or spark plugs; no more smog check either; electric cars have 60% less parts, so you will go for repairs much less.  Combustion engines are noisy and only 15% efficient;  electric motors are 90% efficient. 

7. reduce heat and AC costs, because electric cars produce 5 times less heat than combustion engine cars per mile, reducing the heat-island effect in citieshttp://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150319/srep09213/full/srep09213.html

8.  bring the end of gas stations that poison the water wells with MTBE or other compounds leading to billions of dollars wasted in cleaning up the well water (example:  $0.4 billion settlement ► http://goo.gl/eKasZD)

9.  save money as you spend 4-8 times less money on "fuel" depending what area of the globe at the current low prices of oil.  If you have enough solar panels,  you get free CLEAN fuel for life, since you charge at home and utilities pay you for energy you put on the grid.  Likewise, Tesla Motors offers free solar ☼ charging for lifehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgk5-eB9oTY?  

10.  save money for noble purposes because electric cars are cheaper than many oil cars after the federal and state rebates:  in Colorado, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for only 15, 000, while in most other states for 18-21, 000.  A Smart EV costs only $12, 000 in Colorado, see http://smartusa.com.  Mitsubishi i-MieV is only $13, 000 in California and $10, 000 in Colorado ► http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=31881

11.  Save money since it is cheaper to buy solar panels over 5-12 years than to pay the electric bill without panels - so you save MONEY and the environment - just choose the best deal, they got 12 year loans for 2-3% interest rate - plus after 12 years you get free electricity for the next 30 years or longer if panels last 50 years.  

12.  Electric car batteries and solar panels are far greener than alternatives.  Battery recycling for today's oil car lead batteries is happening at a 97% rate globally. It will be even better for the far safer lithium car batteries.   Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste.  Lithium ion batteries are made from nontoxic lithium carbonate (used in ovenware), nontoxic cobalt oxide (in pottery glaze), nontoxic graphite (in pencils), and a polymer (plastic) membrane. The most toxic components are the electrolyte and lithium cobalt oxide, neither of which are persistent in the environment and both of which are increasingly being replaced by safer compounds.  Wang Chuan-Fu, CEO of BYD, demonstrated the safety of the electrolyte in their lithium ion batteries by drinking it. Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki said that the Lithium Ion batteries they use are safe to eat

Solar is way better than coal, oil or natural gas which spew 100-1000 times more carcinogens in the environment per unit of energy produced, besides far more CO2.  How long does a solar panel system have to operate to recover the energy used for making the panel? Energy payback for rooftop panels is 1-4 years depending on type.   Assuming a life of 30 years for a panel, that means that most energy produced will be free from pollution of any sort ► http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35489.pdf.   

13.  save time, thus money, since you are allowed to use the carpool lanes to avoid traffic if you drive an electric car, in many countries, even if there is only 1 person in the car.  

14. Natural gas and Coal can be replaced with solar-wind immediately:) as a public health priority, especially since they are cheaper in many areas than fossil fuels and storage eliminates the need for sun-wind 24-7 ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNKz8qXRmk.  In China's worst areas, smog makes people live only 4 decades ►  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DNjJd2YfA.   Coal-fired plants lead to birth defects in China, see the 2 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wImJC6xEoU.  In all nations, including USA, people near coal-fired plants often die of cancer at 45 or so, see the 10 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWAQ_3yoj8.  Coal pollution leads to cancer, asthma, autism (mercury), etc. Clean coal doesn't exist ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l0iqdfFyC0.

15.  Germany increased its solar capacity 16000 times between 1990 and 2012https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/2K5Ln8zyrqH.  It's possible.   In 2014, Denmark generated 39% electricity from wind ► https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/1FraSFPpWBv. For comparison, the current renewables percentage in the US is 17%, India & China 15%,   Germany 31%, Paraguay & Norway & Lesotho & Bhutan 100% (hydro), All Africa 32% (hydro), Japan 11%, Russia 15% (hydro), Mexico 26%, Indonesia & UK 19%, Canada 60% (hydro), Portugal 60% (hydro+wind), Brazil 90% (hydro), Iceland 100% (hydro+geothermal), Ghana 75% (hydro), Spain 45% (wind-solar-hydro),  New Zealand 80% (hydro+geoth+wind). 
The US could construct a nationwide energy infrastructure that cuts carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80%, says a study in Nature Climate Change.
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