Computer Sciences

Algorithms inspired by nature sustain wireless sensor networks

Wireless sensor networks have many applications in environmental monitoring, safety and control monitoring of industrial processes, in healthcare, and in disaster management. To be effective the devices, the sensors, must ...

Energy & Green Tech

The price of keeping kids warm at night in New Zealand

The cost of heating a child's bedroom through the night in a Wellington winter would run through 46 percent of the government's Winter Energy Payment, which is paid to qualifying beneficiaries and all superannuitants to help ...

Energy & Green Tech

Machine learning offers shortcut to optimal HVAC operation

Control mechanisms for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in buildings follow set parameters to make conditions in a building more comfortable, but what they save on time can reduce efficiency and increase energy costs, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Why can't we get our drinking water from the ocean?

For centuries, people have been trying to divine freshwater from the ocean. Ships in the 16th century carried small distilleries that could be used in the event of an emergency to boil seawater. But trying to do this on a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Benefits of clean energy tax credits far outweigh costs

Tax credits to boost clean energy deployment are an important part of the climate provisions within the Build Back Better Act being debated by Congress—and new analysis from the University of Chicago suggests that the benefits ...

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