COVID-19 and IoT

While the whole world is joining forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to take a minute to discuss how IoT technology can be used to detect, track, and help prevent this deadly virus from spreading. We need …
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Digital Water: Trends in Water Metering

Over the past year a new term has emerged in the water industry: digital water, which includes everything from measuring water flow “in the wild” to wastewater management and, of course, metering water usage. The world has learned very quickly …
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Water Sustainability: Management Strategies Part II

Last month we defined the terms water management and water sustainability, as well as looking at current global water needs. In order to properly manage our water resources we need to first make sure that our survival needs are taken …
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Water Management Strategies

We are all aware of the global water crisis. Droughts in California, South Africa and other African countries have been front page news the last few years. Praying for rain can’t hurt, but the only real solution to the crisis …
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Floating Cities—Fantasy or Salvation

It sounds like science fiction, straight from Jules Verne—huge hexagonal platforms that are attached to the seabed and to other platforms in a circular pattern. Each platform would house a few hundred people and each city would have approximately 10,000 …
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World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

March 22nd has been recognized as World Water Day since 1993. Organized by the United Nations, World Water Day is celebrated around the world with events and lectures to raise public awareness concerning fresh water needs and wastefulness. In 2010 …
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E Coli—The Killer in Killer Lettuce

When a rash of people started getting sick at the beginning of 2018 after eating contaminated lettuce, the media was full of jibes about how the US was taking a strong stand against lettuce, which could no longer be found …
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IoT: The Future is Here

IoT, the Internet of Things, was once thought to be the way of the future. Well, the future is now and IoT is a big part of our lives. IoT is a network of devices that autonomously transmit and receive …
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Antarctica—Melting Faster Than Imagined

For many years the scientific world has been aware that Antarctica is melting. Recent studies, however, show that the ice has been melting three to five times faster than anticipated. Between 1992 and 2017 the Antarctic lost approximately 3.3 trillion …
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