The newspaper says that the Fifth Circuit Court in New Orleans has ruled that the plaintiffs in a proposed global warming-related lawsuit “had sufficiently detailed their claims to earn a day in court.”
The suit was reportedly brought by landowners in Mississippi who claimed that coal and oil companies emitted greenhouse gases that contributed to global warming that, in turn, caused a rise in sea levels, thus adding to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.