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February 8, 2021 ZOOM Meeting of the Technical Society HTTPS:// pw TSK

The Technical Society of Knoxville speaker for the meeting on February 8, 2021 will be David Brenner, Director of Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University. He will speak on Far UV light sources that will destroy coronaviruses without harming personnel present. It can be used for indoor spaces such as schools, labs, offices and hospitals. Dr.Brenner has presented 3 TED talks on this subject and he  has published 300 papers.

The program will begin at 11:55 am. This will be a ZOOM meeting and visitors are welcome.

Does this technology have the potential to radically change our public health? Should the Technical Society respond or take action?

Germicidal ultraviolet light, typically at 254 nm, is effective but, used directly, it can be a health hazard to skin and eyes. By contrast, farUVC light (207–222 nm) efficiently kills pathogens potentially without harm to exposed human tissues.

The ZOOM link for this meeting is password is TSK (in capitals)

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January 11,2021 Technical Society ZOOM meeting!

Allen Coggins will be the speaker for the Technical Society of Knoxville ZOOM meeting on January 11, 2021..

The meeting will begin at 11:55 am on January 11, 2021.

Allen Coggins is a freelance researcher and writer. The talk is titled Sylvan Facts and Factoids. It originally was presented at Wilderness Wildlife Week in 2019. It features information on 21 common trees( origins, facts, myths, medical use and pioneer and Native American uses of these trees.Includes apple, ash, basswood, American beech, dogwood, eastern hemlocks, red cedar, resbud, hackberries, haws, hickories, locust, maples, oaks, persimmon, sugar maple, tulip poplar, willows, white pine, American holly, and even the non-indigenous ginkgo.Discusses forest types in TennesseeDescribes the effects of altitude, temperature, precipitation and latitude on trees and forest types.Covers ecological forest diversity within forest systems.Accounts for the vast array and diversity of tree species in Tennessee and some adjoining states.Includes an introductionto the “Doctrine of Signatures.”Discusses the fact that trees communicate with one another through their root system and through the air to literally control and regulate the forest ecosystems.

Allen Coggins is the author of three books and is working on a fourth. Much of his career was working as an emergency management specialist with Oak Ridge Associated Universities.inn a previous life he served as Chief Naturalist for both Georgia and Tennessee State Parks.

 The Zoom link to the meeting is
Passcode: TSK

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