• These bat-friendly lights show how to make cities safe for nature

    7 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    A Dutch town's new red street lights are designed to make sure they don't bother bats-and are just as helpful to humans as regular white lights.
    If you walk down the sidewalk in a new neighborhood in the Dutch town of Nieuwkoop at night, the pavement glows red. The neighborhood, a nearly-complete development of dozens of homes, happens to be next to a nature reserve home to threatened species of bats-and it's the first in the world to install new bat-friendly street lights.
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  • This New Guide Is Designed to Help Domestic Abuse Victims in Smart Homes

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Last month, The New York Times published a report detailing how the smart home is making domestic abuse even worse for victims. Now, a new guide has been published to address that.
    The guide, from the University College London , aims at helping domestic abuse victims “of technology-facilitated abuse as well as those working with them.” It includes a list of organizations that have guidelines and advice for breaking away from technology that can be used in criminal activity and discusses ways in which abusers are already using smart homes to harass their victims.
    In its report on smart home...
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