environmental monitoring

50% by 2050 – How the power of the sea could help solve our electricity needs

Marine renewable energies include harnessing the power of offshore wind, waves, tides, and ocean currents as well as exploiting salinity and temperature…

Unique evaluation shows the way for SLU

This is the first result of the major evaluation of Quality and Impact that SLU had performed in 2008-2009.The aim of “Evaluation of Quality and Impact at SLU”…

With Three New Reference Materials, NIST Gets the Dirt on Soil

Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from…

The minerals on Mars influence the measuring of its temperature

The study is published this week in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and will be used to interpret the data from the soil temperature sensor of NASA's…

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, computer scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering presented a paper…

New Nanogenerator May Charge Ipods and Cell Phones with a Wave of the Hand

Imagine if all you had to do to charge your iPod or your BlackBerry was to wave your hand, or stretch your arm, or take a walk? You could say goodbye to…

New 'Pollution Radar' Developed To Provide Unprecedented Picture Of Urban Smog

A team from the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, the University of Leicester and EADS Astrium are behind the technology that can be placed on satellites to…

New Generator Produces AC Current by Stretching Wires

The new “flexible charge pump” generator is the fourth generation of devices designed to produce electrical current by using the piezoelectric properties of…

Large anthropogenic nutrient and pollutant loads to the sea from small unmonitored near-coastal catchment areas

Taking Sweden and the whole Baltic Sea region as examples, the study shows also that the reported Swedish loads of nitrogen and phosphorous to the Baltic Sea…

Wireless sensors learn from life

Monsoon rains in the Indian state of Kerala often bring increased risk of landslides. What can be done to warn nearby communities that a landslide is imminent?One answer is to use a wireless sensor network to monitor geological conditions. Wireless sensors are becoming popular because the sensor nodes are small, simple and cheap and require no cabling to connect them together and to the control centre. They can be used for numerous purposes and are well suited to environmental monitoring….

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