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  • Tracking trash

    What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or 'disposable' razors? A team of MIT researchers have announced a major project called Trash Track, which aims to get people thinking about what they throw away. Trash Track relies on the development of special electronic tags that will ...

  • On the right track

    Automotive engineering expert, Applus IDIADA has expanded its measurement capabilities with a full pass-by system from Brüel & Kjær, for testing both ground operation and in-vehicle (one-man) operation. Applus IDIADA carries out many different tests from its Proving Ground in Spain. Some experiments are conducted from the ground station only, while others are controlled by the ...

  • Enterprise asset tracking

    Do you know the precise location of your assets globally? It is difficult for an organization to operate efficiently, let alone have any competitive advantage, if it does not have direct control over all its assets at any one time. As a business embraces the myriad technological advances of modern times so it seems that items of equipment and necessary tools swell the corporate ...


    By Verisae

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • GPS tracking of US e-scrap sparks controversy

    Recycling International, October 2016, NO.8, page 13 United States: Environmental watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN) recently planted GPS trackers in 205 old printers and monitors and then delivered them to US recyclers and charities. It reports that 40% of the 152 deliveries went offshore, mostly to Hong Kong and China. ‘The American ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Fast Track Your Sustainability Performance

    Ewire -- ENVIRON is pleased to announce its partnership with Trucost, the research firm selected by Newsweek to provide environmental performance data for its annual Green Rankings. Trucost delivers a fast, clear picture of operational and supply chain environmental impacts, providing focus areas for environmental strategies. Leveraging this data, ENVIRON helps clients drive performance ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

  • UAV Takes Fast Track to Altitude

    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense, which proved the only viable option for use on the test rig. The low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intended for military, homeland security, policing and environmental monitoring. It is rugged, ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • London waste`s journey to be tracked

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to trial its new Trash Track technology in London. Working in conjunction with New Scientist magazine, the Institute will be attaching special electronic tags to parts of the city’s rubbish in an attempt to find out exactly where people’s household rubbish goes. The major project is also being trialled in New York and Seattle. Head of the MIT ...

  • UAV TAKES FAST TRACK TO ALTITUDE

    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense, which proved the only viable option for use on the test rig. The low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intended for military, homeland security, policing and environmental monitoring. It is rugged, ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Covanta facilities recognized by US EPA Performance Track program

    Covanta Energy Corporation, which produces energy-from-waste and renewable energy solutions, said that seven additional Covanta facility operations have earned membership into the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track. Performance Track is a federal program that encourages continuous environmental improvement and recognizes facilities ...


  • Fast-track phosphate treatment solution for North Hampshire

    Faced with performance limitations in existing phosphate dosing equipment at Southern Water’s Fullerton Treatment Works, the company’s joint venture partnership with Morrison Utility services has carried out a fast-track system upgrade with the introduction of a bespoke Gee-built and fully containerised dosing unit. Fullerton is a full treatment works with two-stage filtration and a sludge ...

  • US Fleet Tracking Offers Hidden GPS Advantages Worth Exploring

    US Fleet Tracking continues breaking ground with sponsorship and tracking of the "World's Smallest Jet" in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this week. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will play host to Justin Lewis and the FLS Microjet at America's largest airshow from July 29-August 4. Along with US Fleet Tracking's sponsorship of this most-unique jet, the FLS Microjet was tracked live during its ground transportation ...


    By US Fleet Tracking

  • Tracking the UK`s carbon from soil to sea

    This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our 'natural capital' - in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements of it, such as upland peat bogs, could cost up to £570 million over the next ...

  • Northern California flood control projects fast-tracked

    Four levee improvement projects to control flooding in Northern California will move ahead quickly, funded by $211 million from a bond measure already approved by voters, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. Of the almost $5 billion in Proposition 1E and 84 funding passed by voters in 2006 for flood protection, more than $3 billion has not yet been allocated, according to the ...

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking system

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping. The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain ...

  • Top industry award for Quartix vehicle tracking

    Quartix, one of the UK’s leading vehicle tracking providers, has won the Internet Award in this year’s Van Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented during a ceremony at London’s Royal Automobile Club. John Kendall, chairman of the judges and editor of Van Fleet World, said: “Quartix uses the internet to best possible effect, ensuring that their customers are able ...


    By Quartix Ltd

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Industry on track to deliver green aircraft by 2020

    Industry is on track to ensure 'carbon-neutral growth' in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers deliver the green technologies required, François Gayet, secretary-general of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), told EurActiv in an interview. 'In 2000, not everybody ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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