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Oct 21

Hey, if your custom skull implant just arrived from Italy, you’d…tumblr.com
Hey, if your custom skull implant just arrived from Italy, you’d be pretty excited, too. Bone up on the cloud in this quirky animated short →

Hey, if your custom skull implant just arrived from Italy, you’d…
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Hey, if your custom skull implant just arrived from Italy, you’d be pretty excited, too. Bone up on the cloud in this quirky animated short →

I no longer need to reserve a car ahead of time. With AutoBleue’s car sharing program, I can pay on my phone with their app, get in a car and go! #MySmarterCity #Nice

A photo posted by Sheena Stewart (@stewartsheena) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT

Governor Cuomo Announces State’s First Energy Management Network Operations Center at CNSEyoutube.com

Governor Cuomo Announces State’s First Energy Management Network Operations Center at CNSE
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Oct 19

Why The Internet of Things Has To Be Open Sourced
Matt Asay, readwrite.com
In a world increasingly shaped by software, developers are market makers. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning Internet of Things market.Currently riddled by a mess of competing proprietary standards, the winner in the Internet of…

Why The Internet of Things Has To Be Open Sourced
Matt Asay, readwrite.com

In a world increasingly shaped by software, developers are market makers. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning Internet of Things market.

Currently riddled by a mess of competing proprietary standards, the winner in the Internet of…

Oct 17

Using Analytics to Predict the Future of NY’s Lake George

SP Sensor on Boat

By Harry Kolar

One year ago, IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Fund for Lake George announced the Jefferson Project, an ambitious effort to model the entire lake – its depths and shoreline – to get a holistic and accurate view of everything happening in and around one of the UnitedState’s pristine lakes.

The goals of the project are multifold and include understanding and managing the complex factors impacting the lake, from invasive species, pollution, and other factors, to developing a template to use in other fresh water bodies around the globe.

As part of this ongoing effort, our teams recently installed two vertical profilers on the lake. The profilers, 12 foot-long buoys with multiple sensors that are lowered via a robotic assembly the water, measure various water quality parameters through the depth of the lake.

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fastcompany:

These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon
Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming.

“Micro-organisms like algae are like bacteria—it’s one of those things that in our culture people try to get rid of,” Griffa says. “But algae offer incredible potential because of their very intense photosynthetic activity.” Algae take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. Compared to a tree, micro-algae are about 150 to 200 times more efficient at sucking carbon out of the air.

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fastcompany:

These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon

Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming.

“Micro-organisms like algae are like bacteria—it’s one of those things that in our culture people try to get rid of,” Griffa says. “But algae offer incredible potential because of their very intense photosynthetic activity.” Algae take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. Compared to a tree, micro-algae are about 150 to 200 times more efficient at sucking carbon out of the air.

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The Trick to Harnessing Big Green Data « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog

By Mark Thorsen

No matter where you look, the amount of information worldwide is exploding and the area of renewable energy is not immune. As the use and deployment of renewables grows, so too, is the amount of data the technologies surrounding these energies are generating.

Everything from solar panels to wind turbines are creating vast amounts of new data that require collection, extraction, warehousing, analysis and statistics, all to make it available in the right way.

Such functions are creating an enormous amount of information, all of which is starting to flood into utilities at a high rate. This information must be analyzed and followed up on. At the same time, more utilities are hanging onto more data than in the past, making retention and retention costs critical issues going forward.

The Trick to Harnessing Big Green Data « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog

By Mark Thorsen

No matter where you look, the amount of information worldwide is exploding and the area of renewable energy is not immune. As the use and deployment of renewables grows, so too, is the amount of data the technologies surrounding these energies are generating.

Everything from solar panels to wind turbines are creating vast amounts of new data that require collection, extraction, warehousing, analysis and statistics, all to make it available in the right way.

Such functions are creating an enormous amount of information, all of which is starting to flood into utilities at a high rate. This information must be analyzed and followed up on. At the same time, more utilities are hanging onto more data than in the past, making retention and retention costs critical issues going forward.

Oct 16

A big bet on smalleconomist.com
Lockheed Martin thinks it can make fusion power a reality within a decadeONE of the clichés of nuclear-power research is that a commercial fusion reactor is only 30 years away, and always will be. Hen …

A big bet on small
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Lockheed Martin thinks it can make fusion power a reality within a decade

ONE of the clichés of nuclear-power research is that a commercial fusion reactor is only 30 years away, and always will be. Hen …

Oct 15

New Battery Said to Recharge in Minutes and Last 20 Years
Rex Santus, mashable.com
Charging your phone battery can be inconvenient and take awhile, but what if you could get a proper power refueling in just a few minutes?Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say they developed a lithium-ion battery t…

New Battery Said to Recharge in Minutes and Last 20 Years
Rex Santus, mashable.com

Charging your phone battery can be inconvenient and take awhile, but what if you could get a proper power refueling in just a few minutes?

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say they developed a lithium-ion battery t…

Oct 13

LED Lights Are A ‘Transformative Technology’ In The Developing World
Christopher Shea, npr.org
When the news broke Tuesday that three scientists whose discoveries made practical household LED lighting possible had won the Nobel Prize in physics, most Americans probably thought of the LED screen in their TV, or perhaps about whether they mig…

LED Lights Are A ‘Transformative Technology’ In The Developing World
Christopher Shea, npr.org

When the news broke Tuesday that three scientists whose discoveries made practical household LED lighting possible had won the Nobel Prize in physics, most Americans probably thought of the LED screen in their TV, or perhaps about whether they mig…

Oct 12

What is the right connected garage door opener to buy?
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com
We’re trying something new on the Internet of Things podcast where we take and respond to listener questions about connected devices, standards or whatever else y’all have on your minds. As part of that, we’ll run a variation of the response here …

What is the right connected garage door opener to buy?
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com

We’re trying something new on the Internet of Things podcast where we take and respond to listener questions about connected devices, standards or whatever else y’all have on your minds. As part of that, we’ll run a variation of the response here …

Oct 10

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