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Rotterdam at the Forefront of the Sensored City

by Matt Ball on March 12, 2012

The city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is adopting a monitoring and forecasting system to support both its water and energy systems that uses real-time information to manage infrastructure and operations related to the effects of climate change. The initiative is called Climate Proof, with aims to make the city climate resilient by 2025. In […]

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We’ve long used sensors to track performance of networks, but the smart city that is comprised of a network of networks that inform and report on infrastructure is a relatively new concept that is taking hold. We’re seeing whole cities built around the concept of constant monitoring and feedback, with central control for increased efficiency. […]

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Earth Networks, the company behind WeatherBug, is working with Berkeley Labs, UC San Diego, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions monitoring system for California. The network will collect data on concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in a large-scale sensing framework that builds on the […]

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FAA to Address Small Drone Rules in January

by Matt Ball on November 27, 2011

A Los Angeles Times story today indicates that the FAA is set to address regulations on the use of small drone aircraft early next year. The FAA to date has only allowed testing permits for civilian drone applications, citing concerns about the lack of technology to prevent midair collisions. There are also privacy concerns that […]

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Technological advancements have made ground-based self-healing, self-forming, and self-configuring wireless sensor networks a viable option for monitoring missions. A wireless sensor network that Lockheed Martin calls the Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) is being deployed in the energy sector to monitor infrastructure such as pipelines. Their low energy use, and self-organizing mesh network, makes them ideal […]

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The standard line for dreams of upcoming technology that hasn’t yet materialized has become, “Where’s My Jetpack?” The fondness we have for projecting technology’s promise into tomorrow has left many dreams yet to be fulfilled. Where are our robotic assistants and hassle-free travel, not to mention our increased leisure time? This wishful thinking hasn’t escaped […]

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HP and Shell are working on a Mega Channel Seismic Survey System that will wirelessly connect millions of sensors ten meters apart from one another for oil and gas exploration. The system promises a highly detailed 4D image of oil and gas reservoirs below the earth’s surface. The sensor networks will be comprised of HP […]

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There’s news today that Liquid Robotics, the maker of the Wave Glider ocean exploration robotic platform, has recruited James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language. The Wave Glider drones are an innovative sensor platform that can last years and travel thousands of miles, carrying a variety of sensor payloads. Understanding the Big Data […]

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The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has been in planning for more than a decade, with development of instruments and observatory designs being laid out for a network across the United States in distinct eco-regions. While the organization has been formulating plans for transformational science research at continental scale, the mission has only just been […]

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Thousands of seismic, GPS and other geophysical instruments will be part of the EarthScope experiment for a continental-scale seismic observatory. The project began in 2004, and is well past it’s half-way point now, with completion slated for 2013. The network of sensors will provide 3-D images of the Earth at an unprecedented scale. Since 2003, […]

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