The military has to be able to setup self sufficient power systems for bases in hostile locations. Innovative power generating systems can reduce the need for fossil fuels which become staggeringly expensive when delivered to the front line. With luck, the lessons learned will be translated into civilian solutions for locations (such as Connecticut) that lose power on a regular basis.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.