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Paper: 'Methods of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus'

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Water-Energy-Food nexus! What a concept! Aiko Endo, Kimberly Burnett, Pedcris M. Orencio, Terukazu Kumazawa, Christopher A. Wada, Akira Ishii, Izumi Tsurita, and Makoto Taniguchi, 2015. Methods of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Water 2015, 7(10), 5806-5830; doi:10.3390/w7105806 Abstract This paper focuses on a collection of methods that can be used to analyze...

Nuclear Innovation Alliance formally launched

On November 19, 2015, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance formally announced its existence. The group, based in Cambridge, MA, has the following mission description: The NIA’s mission is to lead advanced nuclear energy innovation. The NIA...Show More Summary

Microsoft makes Raspberry Pi its preferred IoT dev board

A little over a year after Intel’s Galileo development board got its first taste of Microsoft Windows, Redmond has decided to pull the project.Chipzilla’s Raspberry Pi-like Galileo was anointed as able-to-run-Windows in August 2014, courtesy of the 1.0.2 firmware update for the Gen1 device. In the same month Intel launched the Gen2 board (which got […]

Where now for broadband networks?

This week over 100 cross party MPs and Peers wrote an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne urging him to continue investing in fixed and mobile broadband as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review and in the future. The signatories, including the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, former Chief Executive of […]

EPA Acts On Climate – Hilarity Ensues

A very simple fix: Do it. From League of Conservation Voters Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

A Kid Answers The Snowball Question

A famous Senator doesn’t get what this young lady explains. What does that say about the state that elected him? From Climate Reality via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(iShow More Summary

A High Efficiency High Rise

Big things are happening. From Climate Reality via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Load Following with Nuclear Power

Andrew Dodson Presents a case study of the use of Thorium Molten Salt Reactors for Load following in support of renewable electrical generation systems. Renewable systems are subject to sudden variations in electrical output. These variations...Show More Summary

Data retention a barrier for IoT 

Mandatory data-retention laws could act as a deterrent for Australia’s efforts to jump on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon, as companies that wish to combine carriage services with data management would then have to shoulder the cost and burden of storing large amounts of data, according to an Australian lawyer.The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) […]

What Does The Internet of Things Mean To You?

Oracle Profit magazine’s Five Ideas recently featured the perspective of five Oracle experts on The Internet of Things (IoT) which I found to be thought-provoking because I get asked to define IoT several times per week. It’s a term that means different things to different people. I confess, I sometimes use the phrase as a […]

International Business Machines Bets Big On the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) — which entails essentially “connecting” the world around us — was a seemingly far-fetched idea just a couple of years ago, but has quickly become a legitimate, fast-growing new market. In fact, some pundits have predicted it could become a $1.7 trillion market in just five years. Other predictions aren’t […]

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 - 20 November 2015

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Very late today. Trying to catch up after being at the AWRA Conference all week and heading to Stockholm on 23 November for the GWP Steering Committee meeting. AWRA was very productive. Even had our version of the recent UFC Rousey-Holm fracas. But we had two winners and no blood...

Atomic Show #248 – Dr. Pete Pappano, VP Fuel Production X-Energy

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, I interviewed Dr. Pete Pappano, vice president of fuel development for X-Energy. As described in X-Energy introduced its company and first product to Virginia chapter of ANS, X-Energy is a start-up company based in Maryland that is developing a modular high temperature gas cooled reactor. Show More Summary

Working together: Advanced prototype to connect solar, storage, backup and the grid 

Concurrent Design, Inc., working with support from Pecan Street Inc., has received a one-year, $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop an advanced prototype of Energy Switch — a home energy device that manages the flow of electricity between a home, the home’s solar panels, an on-site battery, […]

Four things the smart homes of 2020 will have

Wardrobes that pick your outfits for you and homes that market themselves are just the tip of the iceberg for the properties of the future, a new report shows.By 2020, 40 billion to 50 billion devices are expected to be “smart”, or a part of our home’s network of objects that communicate data to each other, according […]

Team Building and Other Ways to Keep Your Staff Inspired

We are all aware of the typical tips and tricks for keeping employees motivated - flexible working hours and quarterly bonuses. While these are effective motivators for workers, there are many other things that can keep them engaged....Show More Summary

Ram ProMaster City Wins 2016 Commercial Car of the Year

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City has been named Green Car Journal’s 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year. The awards, which recognize important environmental achievements in the pickup truck and light commercial vehicle fields, were announced at the San Antonio Auto and Truck Show. The Ram ProMaster City comes in wagon and cargo versions, can […]

OriginClear, Renewable Water Technologies Team Up to Treat Agricultural Effluent

OriginClear and Renewable Water Technologies (RWT), a spin-off of Wisconsin’s Renewable Algae Group, have teamed up to offer complete treatment solutions for agricultural effluent reclamation, with a focus on dairies equipped with anaerobic digestion systems. Show More Summary

Even Telephone Poles Are Getting Smarter

News this week included smart lightpoles, 5G, bad news for municipal broadband, the scary side of the IoT, and licensed/unlicensed spectrum issues.

Follow These Steps to Reinvent Yourself

Professional reinvention is an inevitability for many workers, especially when the economy takes a turn for the worse. Whether you're bored with your current career trajectory or faced with a sudden job loss, finding a new path can seem intimidating — if not impossible. Show More Summary

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