The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. U.S. City Goes Without Wi-Fi

    Technophobes are flocking to Green Bank, West Virginia. The tiny town sits within the National Radio Quiet Zone, where wireless Internet, cell phones and radios don’t work — as required by law. The government created the 13,000-square-mile zone to operate huge radio telescopes without interference from electromagnetic signals. But it’s attracting more than astronomers: “Electrosensitives,” who say their health suffers from modern gadgets, are moving in. And their requests for fluorescent-free lighting are making new kinds of waves with the locals.


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