There are many places in this world that are hard for researchers to study, mainly because it’s too dangerous for people to get there.
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Now University of Washington researchers have created one potential solution: A 98 milligram sensor system — about one tenth the weight of a jellybean, or less than one hundredth of an ounce — that can ride aboard a small drone or an insect, such as a moth, until it gets to its destination. Then, when a researcher sends a Bluetooth command, the sensor is released from its perch and can fall up to 72 feet — from about the sixth floor of a building — and land without breaking. Once on the ground, the sensor can collect data, such as temperature or humidity, for almost three years.
The team presented this research Sept. 24 at MobiCom 2020.
“We have seen examples of how the military drops
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Realife Tech, the Experience Automation Platform working with the world’s biggest entertainment destinations and events, announced today a three-year partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). This partnership is designed to connect and improve all fan engagement platforms through Realife Tech’s Experience Automation Platform. The first utilization of this technology will be deployed during the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR and the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli sports car championship from Oct. 2-4.
This partnership includes a world-class venue mobile app personalized for all IMS fans, as well as a full integration with IMS’ new proprietary digital ticketing solution, as digital ticketing will be the only way to enter the track for the races on Oct. 2-4. IMS went through a rigorous vetting process guided by NTT DATA, the Official Technology Partner of