Archive for April, 2015
Printable sticker labels have a lot of convenient uses, whether you’re using them to address cheap mailers or to help organize cheap ring binders and other items around your office. However, did you know that high-tech printable sticker labels might someday be used to guide robots? A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is trying to turn how we think about artificial vision and more with the help of a fairly commonplace item.
While vision seems like a natural way for robots to identify objects, researchers say it doesn’t work as well in practice as it does for humans. For example, it requires a considerable amount of computing power, and even when that is available, modern robots still aren’t able to use their i
Cooling tower systems are some of the most important industrial systems in use today, and even if you’ve never realized it, you’ve probably seen quite a few cooling towers yourself. But what exactly do these towers do, and why are they so important for so many businesses?
- What is a cooling tower? Many industrial processes naturally produce extra heat during operations, which is called “waste heat” and which needs to be removed from the system so that the equipment can function properly. Cooling tower systems remove this waste heat out of the system, thereby keeping the equipment cool enough to operate.
- How do cooling tower systems work? There