Science Nation - Leaf Sensor

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These tiny, lightweight gadgets could mean huge savings for farmers "Farmers have a very good eye. They can look at their crop if they've been farming for a long time and say, 'My crop needs water, I can tell,'" says Richard Stoner, founder of the biotech and agriculture company, AgriHouse. So who might know more about what a plant needs than a farmer or a greenhouse owner? How about the plant itself? What if plants could tell us when they are thirsty? With funding from the National...

CYCORE – Information Technology Tools Helping With Clinical Trials

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CYCORE (Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research) was a clinical trial conducted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of California-San Diego and University of Alabama at Birmingham, that studied the use of sensing devices to wirelessly send health-related data from the patient’s home to the cancer research facility. The purpose of this study is for other researchers to use CYCORE’s technology to gather more detailed information in their own...

From sensor selection to data return: lessons learned (Panel Session)

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Each panel member was asked to open with a 5-7 minute narrative based on personal experience on the topic of advanced aquatic sensors. Team assembly, funding avenues, technology considerations, and any of the minutia involved in deploying and operating advanced aquatic sensors may be discussed. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September...

Autonomous Sensor Networks for Water Quality and Biodiversity Assessment

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Many marine and freshwater water environments are too large and dynamic for efficient and cost effective data collection by sensor networks or robotic systems alone. Wireless surface and underwater sensor networks allow large-scale data collection although at a generally lower spatial resolution. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) offer continuous data collection capabilities at a more localised (transect) scale. A method for improving capture of...

Case study: North Temperate Lakes, WI

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Overview of aquatic sensor deployments and related research ongoing at the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research site by Jordan Read. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September 12-13th, 2011.

Lake water quality monitoring in New Zealand

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Case study of aquatic sensor deployments maintained by the LERNZ (Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand) Program by Chris McBride. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September 12-13th, 2011.

Stable Aqueous Dispersions of Non-Covalently Functionalized Graphene from Graphite and their Multifunctional High-Performance Applications

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Authors: An Xiahong, Trevor Simmons, Swastik Kar, Saikat Talapatra, Rakesh Shah, Christopher Wolfe, Kim m. Lewis, Morris Washington, Saroj k. Nayak

University of Maine Spatial Information Research 1: Michael Worboys

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This is a short summary of the current research interests of Professor Michael Worboys of the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering.

Pervasive Location Tracking: A Privacy Protection Perspective

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Numerous visions have been suggested for protecting personal information privacy in pervasive sensing and computing environments. This presentation argues that some visions are better than others and suggests how the research community can help us arrive at better societal solutions.

Research on Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks

submitted by: Monika

This video discusses ongoing collaborative research on energy efficient wireless sensor networks by UCSD's Computer Science and Engineering department, with a substantial focus on experimentation at San Diego State University's Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.