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Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. At first glance, Troy, New York—this year's location—seems a little out of place in that lineup, but…

Flying 3D Eye-bots

May 6, 2012 - in Security, Sensors

Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure fl awless aerobatics and prevent collisions. Like a well-rehearsed formation team, a flock…

The Importance of Water Management to the Smart City

May 6, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Water

In the emerging vision for the smart city of tomorrow, we often hear about next generation smart grids, smarter buildings that manage themselves to conserve…

Sensor Apps For A ‘Smarter’ World

May 6, 2012 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Libelium, a wireless sensor networks platform provider, has made a list showing how the “Internet of Things” is becoming the next technological revolution. The list includes the most trendy scenarios, like Smart Cities where sensors can offer us services…

Why Location is Critical to Understanding Sustainability

May 4, 2012 - in Energy, Environment

Executives realize that demonstrating sustainability can be a big competitive differentiator in a crowded marketplace, and can also generate significant cost savings for a business. Some businesses focus on C02 reductions. These reductions are usually further…

The First International Conference on Space, Time, and CyberGIS Announced

The First International Conference on Space, Time, and CyberGIS (CyberGIS’12) aims to bring together researchers, educators, and practitioners for sharing and synergistically advancing the state of the art of CyberGIS and Space-Time Analysis/Modeling/Synthesis;…

Are Green Cities Sitting on a Golden Goose?

May 1, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

Copenhagen's red-blooded green economy has been a real boon for the city, according to a recent report from Scandinavian thinktank Monday Morning. "Copenhagen's clean sector has been a critical contributor to the region's economy in the past decade, with green…