Once renewable energy systems like green roofs, solar power systems and wind turbines are installed, owners often want to verify their effectiveness, particularly when rebates and tax credits are involved. With the HOBO U30/Wi-Fi Remote Monitoring System from Onset Computer Corp., installers like Clean Energy Design Co. can install sensors without running wires, using Wi-Fi to gather data that documents performance. Onset's data logger also monitors the energy systems, sending alerts if problems arise. The remote transmitters can be located indoors or outdoors.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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