The first ever user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic — a new milestone in the field of robotics — was recently created by researchers at UC Berkeley. The new electronic skin, or e-skin, reacts to touch by lighting up — the harder that the pressure that is applied is, the brighter the light shines. “We […]
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UC Berkeley Researchers Jones and Kammen, working at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) have conducted a landmark GHG emission analysis of U.S. households, and which also provides a tool for more effective consumer and governmental policy decision-making. The “tool” here is the “carbon calculator” made available for free on the Cool Climate Network website.
Despite the huge loss of life following the Tonoku earthquake and consequent tsunami, the losses would have been even greater were it not for an earthquake early warning system set in place by the government of Japan following the devastating Kobe quake in the mid 1990’s.
A similar early warning system has been underway for nearly ten years in California, but remains incomplete.