Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A Cellphone Network On The Moon
direct audio: https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2018/02/20180228_me_hr1_return_-_rachel.mp3
The point is to allow high definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network because the 5G is still in testing.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with some very far-out technology news. Vodafone Germany has announced it's going to work with Nokia to develop a cellphone network on the moon. The point is to allow high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network instead of the state-of-the-art 5G because the 5G is still in testing and they're not sure it would allow for a stable connection on the moon because it's the moon. Can you hear me now? It's MORNING EDITION.
Florida Woman Pays $493 Water Bill In Pennies
direct audio: https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2018/02/20180228_me_hr2_return_-_david.mp3
The utility told Dana McCool that she may have a leak but a plumber didn't find one. To protest, she went to the Deltona Water Department and paid her balance in pennies.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Dana McCool was really angry about her water bill. She owed nearly 500 bucks. McCool says her utility in Florida said she may have a leak, but a plumber came and didn't find one. And so she decided to pay but also protest. McCool went to the Deltona, Fla., water department and paid her $493 balance in pennies. I'm not going to lie. How exactly this punished the water department, I'm really not sure. Dana McCool, penny for your thoughts? You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
V_d_ph_n_ _nd N_k__ T_ D_v_l_p _ C_llph_n_ N_tw_rk _n Th_ M__n j.mp/russ180303
Th_ p__nt _s t_ _ll_w h_gh d_f_n_t__n str__m_ng fr_m th_ l_n_r l_ndsc_p_ b_ck t_ __rth _s p_rt _f th_ f_rst pr_v_t_ly f_nd_d m__n m_ss__n. _t w_ll b_ _ 4G n_tw_rk b_c__s_ th_ 5G _s st_ll _n t_st_ng.
R_CH_L M_RT_N, H_ST:
G__d m_rn_ng. _'m R_ch_l M_rt_n w_th s_m_ v_ry f_r-__t t_chn_l_gy n_ws. V_d_f_n_ G_rm_ny h_s _nn__nc_d _t's g__ng t_ w_rk w_th N_k__ t_ d_v_l_p _ c_llph_n_ n_tw_rk _n th_ m__n. Th_ p__nt _s t_ _ll_w h_gh-d_f_n_t__n str__m_ng fr_m th_ l_n_r l_ndsc_p_ b_ck t_ __rth _s p_rt _f th_ f_rst pr_v_t_ly f_nd_d m__n m_ss__n. _t w_ll b_ _ 4G n_tw_rk _nst__d _f th_ st_t_-_f-th_-_rt 5G b_c__s_ th_ 5G _s st_ll _n t_st_ng _nd th_y'r_ n_t s_r_ _t w__ld _ll_w f_r _ st_bl_ c_nn_ct__n _n th_ m__n b_c__s_ _t's th_ m__n. C_n y__ h__r m_ n_w? _t's M_RN_NG _D_T__N.
Fl_r_d_ W_m_n P_ys $493 W_t_r B_ll _n P_nn__s j.mp/russ180303
Th_ _t_l_ty t_ld Dana McCool th_t sh_ m_y h_v_ _ l__k b_t _ pl_mb_r d_dn't f_nd _n_. T_ pr_t_st, sh_ w_nt t_ th_ Deltona W_t_r D_p_rtm_nt _nd p__d h_r b_l_nc_ _n p_nn__s.
D_V_D GR__N_, H_ST:
G__d m_rn_ng. _'m D_v_d Gr__n_. D_n_ McC__l w_s r__lly _ngry _b__t h_r w_t_r b_ll. Sh_ _w_d n__rly 500 b_cks. McC__l s_ys h_r _t_l_ty _n Fl_r_d_ s__d sh_ m_y h_v_ _ l__k, b_t _ pl_mb_r c_m_ _nd d_dn't f_nd _n_. _nd s_ sh_ d_c_d_d t_ p_y b_t _ls_ pr_t_st. McC__l w_nt t_ th_ D_lt_n_, Fl_., w_t_r d_p_rtm_nt _nd p__d h_r $493 b_l_nc_ _n p_nn__s. _'m n_t g__ng t_ l__. H_w _x_ctly th_s p_n_sh_d th_ w_t_r d_p_rtm_nt, _'m r__lly n_t s_r_. D_n_ McC__l, p_nny f_r y__r th__ghts? Y__'r_ l_st_n_ng t_ M_RN_NG _D_T__N.