Environment

By Vincent Lonij on August 3, 2016

Cognitive Systems to manage the food-water-energy nexus

In 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the brewery in Dublin, Ireland that would become famous around the world. He agreed to pay £45 each year for this lease. Today, we would be less than 3 percent into the term of that lease which looks like a pretty bold and visionary move. […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 22, 2016

How one of the greenest buildings in the world is using IoT technology

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest enablers of the green buildings movement. The ability to capture and analyze previously “dark” data from buildings is giving us deeper insight into energy and resource use, and the ability to control the use of those resources through an intelligent building management system is taking buildings […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 30, 2016

Can the ‘new’ natural resource save the ‘old’ natural resource?

With the rise of intelligent machines that can simulate the human brain, our ability to help solve society’s most vexing problems is increasing; and there’s never been a more important time than now, as our population grows putting exponential demands on our natural resources. Oil and Gas industry executives in particular have been grappling with […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 21, 2016

IoT: A lifeline for the washing line

Back in 2014 you may have seen reviews of Berg’s Cloudwash prototype. A smart washing machine designed to make laundry a breeze. More recently at CES2016 Glenn Reid introduced us to The Marathon Laundry Machine. Both of these prototypes connect you to your washing machine via a smartphone app. They simplify the settings, tell you […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 21, 2016

The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic […]

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