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  • Here’s One Efficient Way to Solve California’s Drought Problem

    Here’s One Efficient Way to Solve California’s Drought Problem

    In the midst of the worst drought in 50 years, California is looking for innovative ways to help grow its produce. WaterFX thinks it has the perfect solution. The company uses an ultra-efficient, solar-powered system that turns salt water into useable fresh water. This means farmers can produce water where it is needed most and won’t have to rely on aqueducts pumping water from hundreds of miles away. Energy efficient, inexpensive and sustainable, WaterFX hopes to produce 2 million gallons of water by the end of this year.

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    Read it on Fast Company September 10th 2014
  • Having a Robot in the House Keeps the Elderly Safe

    Having a Robot in the House Keeps the Elderly Safe

    An innovative smart technology project is underway in Sweden. Scientists are testing ways in which a robot can help an elderly person stay at home instead of being put into care. Using wall-mounted and pressure sensors placed around the house, along with a remote-controlled robot named Giraff, the system is able to monitor the person’s blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs – and it makes sure appliances like the stove are turned off. Giraff also allows the person to communicate directly with a doctor or a loved one via a big screen.  

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    Read it on Popular Mechanics August 27th 2014
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