Instrumented Interconnecteds Intelligent
February, 1st 2010

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So maybe filming on Lake Champlain in an unstable canoe in the dead of winter wasn’t the brightest idea (smarter scheduling?).  But as always, when hanging out with John Cohn, it was a fun and educational experience, even with seemingly asymptotic temperatures.

John took me on a tour starting at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, in front of 5,000 gallon aquarium.   (They didn’t want us to swim in the tank with the forty pound Lake Sturgeon, but John did ask).  We then visited the Champlain Water District which supplies our semiconductor manufacturing site with water, to see how it uses sensors to monitor particle levels.  IBM uses similar technology in our REON partnership with the Beacon Institute and Clarkson University to monitor the health of the Hudson River.  For more on IBM’s water management work, click here.


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February 26, 2011
11:20 am

Great humor! It is so much easier to learn when it is delivered cleverly. Nice to know that they’re putting technology to good water use.

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October 17, 2010
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Continue the good work!

Posted by: Patty Hinzmann
September 7, 2010
8:15 am

haha, well done, things can be simplified and you’ve made a jolly good example of that, thanks

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February 9, 2010
11:09 am

You guys take the cake. That was both informative and hilarious.

Posted by: Peter Bradford
February 3, 2010
8:27 am

Awesome job again! Videos like these go a long way in making complex issues understandable.

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February 3, 2010
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Posted by: Joe Matthews
February 1, 2010
4:44 pm

It’s great to see solutions to complex problems presented with clarity and a sense of humor. I’m looking forward to the next edition of Mad Science!

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