Websin is working intensively on the Wi-Pump project, also thanks to the boost provided by the collaborations born on the Open Innovation platform of Regione Lombardia. A working prototype is therefore being finalised.
The project has been awarded the Lombardy Region “Grant of incentives to support product innovation, process and organizational enterprises”.
The aim of the project is to create a microprocessor-based Iot device that allows to keep under control the operating parameters of hydraulic pumps and electric pumps and then to communicate the data collected to the company control system or service remote supplied by the manufacturer or dealer of the pump.
The DNA used as a data archive? It’s not just science fiction! A pair of researchers from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center (NYGC) succeeded in the experiment, they enclosed a set of data in a small molecule of DNA.
A reliable and long-lasting system
Humanity could soon generate more data than it can handle with current technologies, SSD hard drives, could in the future be an obsolete technology, nothing more than a story to tell to grandchildren about how before everything was more mechanical.
“DNA doesn’t degrade over time like cassettes and Cds, and it won’t become obsolete, if it ever does, we’ll have bigger problems.”
DNA is also an ideal storage medium because it is ultra-compact and can last for hundreds of thousands of years if stored in a cool, dry place, as evidenced by the recent recovery of DNA from the bones of a 430,000-year-old human ancestor found in a cave in Spain.
Erlich and his colleague Dina Zielinski, an associate scientist at NYGC, chose six files to encode and write in DNA: a complete operating system, a 1895 French film, “arrival of a train at La Ciotat,” a $50 Amazon voucher, a computer virus, a Pioneer license plate and one of the information from a 1948 study.
The files were compressed into a master file and then split into short strings of binary code consisting of one and zero. Using an algorithm, they then randomly packaged such packets into a series of so-called droplets, and then associated one and zero of the binary information contained in each drop to the four nucleotide bases of DNA (A, G, C and T). Later, a barcode was added for each droplet to help the future reassembly of files. In total, a digital list of 72,000 strands of DNA was generated, which was sent in a text file to a San Francisco startup, specializing in transforming digital data into biological data.
Two weeks later, the two researchers received a vial with a grain of DNA molecules inside it: to retrieve the files, they used modern sequencing technology to read DNA strands and then software to translate genetic code back into binary code, thus retrieving their files without any error.
One day we might have a technology much more like ourselves than we ever imagined. We ourselves, perhaps through the implementation of this DNA, could be much more like robots.
The Smartfit project is finally being tested! Stay tuned to our website to learn more about future developments.
What is a Smartfit?
Smartfit is a web service for online profiling of customer’s characteristic measurements, to be combined with online clothing sales. Click here for more information.
Websin and Alchema, with the collaboration of Co+Fabb promote the event “Open Innovation Drink”, an opportunity to deepen the theme Open Innovation, confront with the “Innovators” and present their ideas and community… enjoying a good aperitif!
You are therefore invited by the communities “Iot Technologies for Smart Living” and “Co+Fabb” of the Open Innovation Platform of the Lombardy Region, November 19, 2015 at 17.30, at the headquarters of Co+Fabb, in Via Carducci n. 39 in Sesto San Giovanni (MI).
The event will be attended by the communities of:
- Alarm Alliance: The Medical Alarms Management Community
- City of Future
- Cultural Changers
- Driving Style Tools
- Internet of Things per la promozione di arte, cultura, performance
- La Realtà Virtuale Immersiva per le Industrie Creative
- Patrimonio Cultura
- Proximity marketing, Smart Cities e negozi di vicinato
- Screen Zero
- Tecnologie IoT per lo Smart Living
Websin has been accredited by the Lombardy Region to assist start-ups and companies admitted to the Start-up Re-start tender in the growth and development of their business. Thanks to our expertise, experience and high-profile know-how in the most varied fields for the competitiveness of innovative companies, we are able to offer high value integrated services.
In particular, we are able to provide the following services: company checkup, access to credit with research opportunities for national and European funding, drafting Business Plans, Project Management, Strategic Consulting for Internationalization, research Technology Partners (R&TT), management and coordination of Open Innovation platforms.
The beneficiary companies will be able to apply for the contribution provided by the call for applications for each type of service up to a maximum of € 24,000.00 to be spent over 36 months and up to 100% of the costs incurred.
Contact us free of charge for further information at WFA on numbers +39 0287367429 or +39 3939390385.
Websin donated 6 pcs to the Adelaide Cairoli Institute in Pavia. This donation is part of the Open-Mind project that deals with recovering computers deemed obsolete by various companies to donate them to schools equipped with free and open-source software.
You can find all the details about the project and the donation in the Open-Mind Project section on this website.
Attached to this article is a letter of thanks from the school manager Prof. Claudio Tanzi