UC Berkeley researchers are using active RFID tags powered by the Sun to capture the social behavior of acorn woodpeckers cohabitating or fighting, and to track efforts to rebuild after wildfire destruction.
Avery Dennison has launched a pilot program with RoadRunner Recycling to accelerate matrix-recycling processes and thereby reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
The em|aura-sense, with capacitance for moisture or touch detection, can respond to a UHF RFID reader by storing sensor data or transmitting it back to the interrogator, enabling those with existing RFID inventory-counting systems to add the tags and gain additional data.
With a transceiver, an ultrasonic sensor, Bluetooth connectivity and tagged pods, the LifeFuels bottle lets users view on an app what they've consumed and thus manage fluid intake and reordering; the company tracks inventory in-house via the pods.
4e Antenna's Finnish production site will be able to produce a billion paper antennas for RFID tag companies, using a laser-cutting method and pure aluminum, thus eliminating chemical etching processes and waste, while the antenna makes tags recyclable.
Marcel Sacco, the general director of Hershey Brasil, outlines his company's vision regarding smart packaging trends.
The companies have partnered to deliver running water to homes in developing countries.
A solution from telecom carrier National Narrowband Network aims to reduce water waste by up to 30 percent with Sensoterra probes and an app that provides real-time data and analytics about water use in growing fields, city parks and athletic fields.
RFID and QR codes are among the technologies supporting a two-year project known as the NextGen Cup Challenge.
Pure Hydration's new intelligent, reusable water bottle employs NFC technology to enable users to track their own filtered water consumption, locate refill stations and access data personalized to their own interests.