Reminds me of the speculation surrounding the existence of an "ether" that would permeate space and was the medium of transmission for electromagnetic waves. It was abandoned when relativity came along but now the concept is being rethought...is Dark Matter and/or Dark Energy the new ether?
Back in my college chemistry class, I became pretty good a dry labbing experiments. That had the dual benefits of allowing me to get the work turned in even if I didn't get into the lab that week, and of giving me a way to check my work when I did get into the lab.
Sometimes the experiment and the dry labbed value didn't quite match up. If that error was too large, the solution was to add in a fudge factor at an appropriate point in the calculations. I suspect that may essentially be what dark matter really is.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.