timothy from the can-you-hear-me-roar-now? dept.
jonbrewer writes "Pioneered by CENS, Sensor Networks are rapidly becoming a mainstream environmental monitoring tool. The NY Times has an article today with a quick tech overview and info on RiverNet, EarthScope, NEON, and Neptune. The Times reports 'scientists want to deploy millions of these kinds of devices over large tracts for long periods, opening new windows on nature.'"
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.