CubeSats: The Next Big “Little” Thing in Internet of Things

By Diane M. Janosek, Esq.[1]

The Internet of Things has experienced exponential growth and use across the globe with 25.1 billion devices currently in use. IoT device manufacturers are now looking to outer space nanosatellite constellations, or CubeSats, to connect to a different type of internet. Until recently, the functionality of the IoT was dependent on secure data flow between internet terrestrial stations and the IoT devices. Now, an alternative path of data flow is on the horizon that is being tailored to specific IoT devices and needs. This new internet is no longer terrestrial with fiber cables six feet underground but now looking up, literally, 200 to 300 miles above the earth, to communicate, connect and transmit data.

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From Forgetting a Play to Forgetting Your Life: Incorporating Concussion Detection and Treatment Technologies into the Current NHL Protocol

By Libby White 

Concussions have been problematic in the sports world for decades,[1] with an estimated 3.8 million occurring every year.[2]  A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a “bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.”[3]  Repeated and improperly treated concussions subject individuals to various risks, including post-concussion syndrome (PCS), the persistence of concussion symptoms beyond the normal recovery period, [4] chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), “[a] progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive trauma to the brain” that can only be diagnosed postmortem,[5] and various mental health issues, such as difficulty controlling emotions (“mood swings”), anxiety, depression, and temper outbursts and irritability.[6]

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Taking a Stock to the Moon: Determining Market Manipulation in the Age of Reddit

By Sonthonax B. SaintGermain[1]

On January 22, 2021, when the Standards and Poor 500 Index grew by one dollar, GameStop Corp.’s stock price rose by $33.73 to a high of $76.76 before closing at $65.01.[2] And the surge did not stop there. After the weekend (the 22nd was a Friday), GameStop opened 52 percent above its previous closing price and rose another 40 percent—to a high of $159.18.[3] The following two days only added rocket fuel to GameStop moon-bound propulsion. On January 27, the closing price was $347.51.[4] The rapid price movements and high trading volumes triggered multiple instances of the New York Stock Exchange’s 5-minute trade suspension policy against its shares. [5]

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