Sensors Help Drought-Stricken California Farmers

Just as REON sensors developed by Beacon Institute at Clarkson University are monitoring the Hudson, Mohawk and St. Lawrence, TechCrunch reports that innovations developed at UC Davis have made possible a new generation of affordable sensors that can monitor water use, evaporation and demand in farmers’ fields. The California drought has made water management a top concern for the state’s agriculture industry.

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Protecting Swimmers with Real-Time Monitoring: Q&A with Dr. James Bonner

Current monitoring techniques delay when swimmers are notified of contaminated beaches, sometimes by days. Real-time monitoring for bacteria and other contaminants holds the promise of real-time protection for swimmers. Dr. James Bonner talks about the importance of innovations in real-time monitoring techniques.

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