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Global Warming: The IoT Can Help Fill Some of the Gap Due to Government Inaction

I won’t dwell on politics here, but  97% of scientists agree that global warming is real, and, according to the latest United National report this month, it is worse than ever (according to the NYTimes,
“The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if […]

Libelium’s Alicia Asín Pérez: crafting an IoT leader from the ground up!

Any time you run into a leading IoT engineer who says she draws inspiration from the early NYC skyscrapers (Why? “..Most of them were built during the Great Depression and make me think that in big crisis like the one we are living there are also the greatest opportunities for creating amazing things.”) you know […]

Two good sites if you’re introducing the IoT

Categorize this under “posts I’ve been meaning to write for a long time!”
For the current writing assignment I’m working on, I’m looking for as many good examples of practical Internet of Things applications that are available right now.
There are two sites that I repeatedly go to for those examples that deserve some praise.
One is Postscapes, […]

Sol Chip: progress in harvesting energy for Internet of Things

Reducing sensors’ energy needs and meeting them efficiently and without the need for battery replacements is one of the Internet of Things’ important technological obstacles.
That’s why it’s noteworthy that Sol Chip Ltd., an Israeli firm, has won the Technical Development Award  at the 2013 IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks Event.
Its new, patented […]

New report projects major greenhouse gas cuts with M2M implementation

For much of my career I was an environmental strategist, emphasizing new technologies that could cut waste and boost the economy. As a result, I was delighted to read a new report that projects up to 16.5% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 with major initiatives in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies — as much as […]

New quick-install Smart Cities #IoT sensor network from Libelium

Libelium, the Spain-based wireless sensor networks platform provider, has introduced a new line of wireless sensor devices that enables installation of scalable, modular wireless sensor networks in hours rather than days.
The system is called Waspmote Plug & Sense!™

It is pre-configured for monitoring uses such as Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Agriculture, Air Quality, Smart Security, Ambient […]

Internet of Things op-ed in Industry Week

I recently published the following op-ed in Industry Week, the bible of manufacturing, taking the U.S. government to task for ignoring the tremendous potential of the Internet of Things, especially in light of the Chinese government’s massive support for the #IoT. Please feel free to pass it on, especially to elected officials:
The Internet of Things: […]