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February 24, 2018 4:07 pm

Educating Sensor Technology to Canada’s First Nations People

In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, fish swimming in the northern lakes are sick and the water is no longer fit to drink. The First Nations people in the region now want to monitor the water quality themselves. INCASĀ³ is developing the environmental sensors they need. The INCASĀ³ Sensory System Hardware has been designed as […]

Autonomous robot

Examples of progress towards commercial autonomous robots Self-maintenance Exteroceptive sensors: 1) blue laser rangefinder senses up to 360 distance readings in a 180-degree slice; 2) 24 round golden ultrasonic sensors sample range readings in a 15-degree cone; 3) ten touch panels along the bottom detect shoes and other low-lying objects. 4) break beams between the […]

Information Technology Teacher Workshop

In summer 2007, 14 San Diego middle school teachers received training in information technology tools (including environmental sensors). This environmental education initiative, including an Internet-based environmental challenge game, is a collaboration between UCSD Teams In Engineering Service and the San Diego Supercomputer Center supported by the NSF ITEST program. Video Rating: 0 / 5 More […]

Smart Grid

A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital technology to control appliances at consumers’ homes to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability and transparency. Such a modernized electricity network is being promoted by many governments as a way of addressing energy independence, global warming and emergency resilience issues. Smart meters […]

Data Logger Use in Environmental Monitoring

With worldwide concern about global climate change the use of data logger equipment to monitor a wide range of environmental factors such as temperature, solar radiation, rainfall, and water table levels is becoming increasingly prevalent. Many modern data logger models offer long operation on internal batteries coupled with multi channel universal input capability. This […]