Eaton Water Sensor (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-544). A water sensor is one of the initial components of Eatons’ Home Heartbeat System that monitors home systems and areas of concern to the homeowner using a ZigBee wireless network. The capacitive sensor provides information regarding water leaks or overflow in basements or areas. In addition, the units can be used where a minimum water level needs to be maintained such as pools, gardens or wells. As part of a complete system, if a water leak is detected, the wireless controller actuates a water shut-off valve. Other wireless sensors in the system include an open/closed sensor for doors and windows.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
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