Welcome to Design News’ Automation & Control blog. This blog will be regularly updated with relevant news, trends and events related to automation and control technologies such as controllers, sensors, drives and motors, robotics, motion control components, I/O, and system and device network connectivity such as fieldbus, Ethernet and wireless. Your feedback on the posts, which can be input directly on the blog page, is greatly appreciated.If you have information or news that would be appropriate for this blog, please send it to David Greenfield at email@example.com.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
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