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Building the internet of water

Sensor nodes that measure the water flow, soil moisture, rainfall and other rapidly changing storm predictors.| Short Read

Developing technologies to make environmental information more easily accessible is how Assistant Professor Branko Kerkez’s team of UM researchers plan to create a smarter water system out of existing infrastructure.

Sensor nodes that measure the water flow, soil moisture, rainfall and other rapidly changing storm predictors are being installed along a three square mile local water catchment. With the data being posted in real time over the internet, Kerkez hopes this can someday be paired with sensors on waste water pipes designed to redirect and reuse excess water flow into less impacted neighborhoods.

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BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of. | Medium Read