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De Oude en de Nieuw

De oude en de nieuw… the old and the new coexist peacefully in the Netherlands. I alluded to this idea in my previous post about my visit to Rotterdam where modernist architecture in the rebuilt city sits happily alongside traditional Dutch building styles.  397 more words


Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

Community owned renewable energy is a great way to produce local jobs and profits, have action on global warming and increase social cohesion. Thousands of Australian’s could potentially own and benefit from community renewable energy opportunities, although our full potential in this arena has barely been realised as often there is a lack of funding to monitor appropriate locations.  338 more words

Wind Farms

Swarm Robotics

One of the most interesting projects that I have seen while in Dr. Kapila’s research group has been the development of a third person view control system for a swarm of robots.   290 more words

Professional Development

Australia's 'dirtiest' power station considers 'clean energy' biomass burning option

with Hazelwood…little change…to burn wood….evidence… already accredited…from native forests for generation of renewable energy certificates…(and only pay $0.0588/MWh royalty for brown coal, Robber Barons)…majority-owner, GDF Suez, controlled by French company Engie…well versed in biomass technology overseas…spent 125 million euros ($184 million) converting  Belgian power station in Rodenhuize in 2011, amongst others.  37 more words

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Progress on the Conductivity Probe Project

It’s been slow going today working on my project.  I was able to assemble a quick prototype sensor however.

The basic construction involves the plastic barrel of an ink pen, onto which I tape two equal length segments of steel wire that have been soldered to insulated wire leads.   127 more words

Professional Development

Conductivity Probe Project

One of the core requirements of the RET program at NYU Poly is the creation of a lesson or activity derived from the experience.  My original idea dealt with the construction and testing of a conductivity probe.   396 more words

Professional Development

Becoming SMARTER...

It’s my third summer living in Manhattan, and my first participating in the SMARTER RET program.  The program, like all RET programs, is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.   446 more words

Professional Development