Tree-powered wireless sensor network Graphic / Rebecca Macri via MIT
Wireless sensor harnesses tree power phenomenon Graphic / Rebecca Macri via MIT
MIT senior Christopher Love works with a test tree
While specialist fire-fighting crews, squadrons of trucks and water-bombing helicopters all play an important role, access to reliable and timely information on fire behavior is among the most critical of all the tools used to combat wild fires and prevent the loss of life, livestock and property damage. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are now working on a system that uses energy from the trees themselves to power a network of temperature and humidity sensors that act as remote weather stations to aid in fire management.
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