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'Smart' Campuses Invest in the Internet of Things

At Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, sensors connected to the WiFi and cellular network collect temperature, humidity and noise data for use by facilities staff. As part of a longstanding cheering contest, the noise data analysis identifies the section of the stadium that is making the most noise and puts the results on a big screen. Sensors can identify if a faucet anywhere in the stadium is left running after a football game is over, to help cut water usage. ASU also is exploring providing information through a mobile app on the availability of parking and wait time estimations for concession lines and restrooms.

Lessons from Adelaide in how a smart city can work to benefit everyone

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, roughly 20 people will have moved from the country into a city somewhere around the world. In any given week, millions of people head into cities.

Cities are growing well beyond anything their founders could have imagined. At the same time, the resources available within cities are not scaling up at the same rate. Many are looking for solutions to these problems; one being proposed is the “smart city”.

“Smart cities” can encompass concepts in urban design, or focus on the engineering required to support a city. But it’s very easy to use the term without really saying what it actually means in terms of improvements people will see.

Bancóldex coloca emisión de bonos verdes por $200.000 millones

Bancóldex anunció que emitió hoy el primer bono verde del país en el mercado local de valores por $200 mil millones para financiar proyectos que ayuden a reducir las consecuencias negativas del cambio climático. La emisión se hizo con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID).

Smart Transformers Will Make the Grid Cleaner and More Flexible

Transformers have a number of great properties. They are efficient and rugged, and they offer a very useful feature called galvanic isolation. Because the input and output sides of a transformer are linked only by magnetic fields, there is no way for current to flow directly across the device from the primary to the secondary side. This isolation is an important safety feature that helps prevent high-voltage electricity from reaching places it shouldn’t go.

Noruega, un ejemplo mundial en utilización de vehículos eléctricos e híbrido

Noruega, una nación de apenas cinco millones de habitantes, ha aplicado unas decididas políticas en favor del medio ambiente y hoy es un referente mundial en materia de movilidad alternativa.

La nación que vio nacer al pintor Edvard Munch, autor de la famosa pintura el ‘Grito’, o al reconocido matemático Caspar Wessel, es hoy el lugar en el mundo con el mayor número de vehículos eléctricos por habitante. Sin embargo, el país del mundo que tiene más de estos coches circulando en las carreteras es China, la cual se ha propuesto tener 5 millones de unidades para el año 2020.