May 10, 2019 Posted: May 10, 2019 Dan Plante Proposed move of a psychiatric hospital creates tension among Chula Vista community members Dan Plante, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) Controversy surrounding a proposed move for the Scripps-Mercy psychiatric hospital. Community members in Chula Vista are petitioning to relocate the hospital away from schools, parks, and neighborhoods for the safety of their community.KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on this story.View the community petition here.
President Trump visited Luke AFB, Ariz., on Friday to discuss military weapons and technology capabilities and learn about the 56th Fighter Wing’s pilot training mission. During his visit, the president convened a roundtable discussion with cabinet members, congressmen and defense industry leaders on a variety of issues, including cybersecurity, stealth technology and F-35 development, reported 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. “This incredible state is home to six major military installations, more than 30,000 military personnel, and thousands of defense companies,” Trump said. “Arizona’s military defense industries support 76,000 jobs and create $11.5 billion in economic output.” … Officials from the Air Force and El Paso Electric on Friday celebrated the launch of the Atlas Solar Array at Holloman AFB, N.M., a 5-megawatt solar facility which spans 42 acres and is dedicated to serve Holloman’s electric load. The array is made up of almost 56,000 thin-film modules that will generate enough electricity to power more than 1,700 homes annually, according to a press release. “The addition of this clean energy resource will enhance our resiliency and ability to better equip our installation while at the same time saving on taxpayer costs,” said Lt. Col. Joel Purcell, commander of the 49th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Dan Cohen AUTHOR
April 10, 2017 3 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Engadget Uber has finally responded via the courts to Waymo’s allegation that it’s using the Alphabet company’s Lidar technology. The ride-hailing company called Waymo’s injunction motion to stop using technology that was allegedly misappropriated from Google servers a “misfire.” It also insisted that because it’s developing multi-lens LiDAR technology instead of the single-lens that Waymo uses, it’s not using stolen technology.Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber claims that former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski stole 14,000 confidential documents pertaining to the search giant’s LiDAR tech and that Uber is using the technology found in those documents.After he left Google Levandowski went on to form the self-driving trucking company Otto that was acquired by Uber for $680 million. He currently leads Uber’s driverless car initiative.In the response to the injunction, Uber was forced to note that Waymo’s self-driving technology is currently ahead of the ride-hailing company’s. That’s not too surprising considering that Google started working on its self-driving tech in 2009, five years ahead of Uber. Uber also admitted that it’s still using off-the-shelf technology from LiDAR supplier Velodyne.Still Uber notes that it’s upcoming proprietary LiDAR is vastly different from Waymo’s.”Waymo’s injunction motion is a misfire: there is no evidence that any of the 14,000 files in question ever touched Uber’s servers and Waymo’s assertion that our multi-lens LiDAR is the same as their single-lens LiDAR is clearly false,” said Angela Padilla, Uber associate general counsel said in a statement. “If Waymo genuinely thought that Uber was using its secrets, it would not have waited more than five months to seek an injunction. Waymo doesn’t meet the high bar for an injunction, which would stifle independent innovation and competition.”The Alphabet company brought the lawsuit in response to an Uber email that was accidentally CC’d by a LiDAR component vendor to one of Google’s employees that contained an Uber circuit board that allegedly resembled Waymo’s proprietary design.In its response Uber states: “Waymo took one Uber schematic (inadvertently sent to a Waymo employee) and made several assumptions based on that one document to conclude that Uber’s LiDAR used a single-lens design”A Waymo spokesperson told Engadget: “Uber’s assertion that they’ve never touched the 14,000 stolen files is disingenuous at best, given their refusal to look in the most obvious place: the computers and devices owned by the head of their self-driving program. We’re asking the court to step in based on clear evidence that Uber is using, or plans to use, our trade secrets to develop their LiDAR technology, as seen in both circuit board blueprints and filings in the State of Nevada.”This trial could be spell trouble for Uber. If it’s found that one of its top executives did pilfer those documents and use the information within them to build Uber’s LiDAR technology, the financial judgement could cripple the ride-hailing company and give competitors like Lyft the opportunity to overtake it.