This battery power device does not play MP3 tunes, but it does have an audible alarm output. The alarm sounds when a film of water bridges the contacts of the unit’s integrated electronic sensor. However, condensation or high humidity will not cause the sensor to trigger the alarm. Operating from a 9V battery that lasts about one year, the unit also provides an audible low battery “chirp” to warn of a low-battery condition. Typical applications include basement sump pumps, drain areas and sprinkler systems in residential homes, as well as commercial buildings.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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