Slashdot, the true home of all geeks in the known universe, is reporting this morning:
An anonymous reader writes,
“NewScientistTech has an interesting story about a river sensor network that not only measures water depth and flow, but also forms a wireless computing grid to calculate possible flooding scenarios.”
From the article:
“If the river’s behavior starts to change, the network uses the data collected to run models and predict what will happen next. If a flood seems likely — because it is rapidly rising and moving quickly — the network can send a wireless warning containing the details… [A researcher said:] ‘One end goal would be that people living in areas that flood can install these themselves. They are simple and robust enough to make that possible.'”
Read the rest of the New Scientist Tech article here.