Researchers Discover How Termites Ventilate

Termites build massive, empty structures above their underground nest in order to control their local environment. Hunter King and Samuel A. Ocko, under the supervision of Applied Mathematics professor Lakshminarayan Mahadevan discovered the key to ventilation in the mounds of an Indian termite species. It is well known that termites build such massive, empty structures above their underground nest in order to control their local environment. The researchers conducted tests on live and dea...
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Nest: The Smart Thermostat

Tony Fadell who invented the iPod and the iPhone has developed a new thermostat called 'Nest'. The slimmer and sleeker Nest Thermostat includes many features, one of which is a bigger, sharper display which saves energy. Nest is a thermostat that utilizes artificial intelligence and learns from manual adjustments. It uses sensors to detect room temperatures and can also know whether a room is occupied or not. It can interact with you directly or communicate with you over the internet throu...
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