Gartner, Inc.: Smart lighting could reduce energy costs by 90%

According to Gartner, Inc., Internet of Things (IoT) architectures are driving smart lighting technologies. Gartner has predicted that smart lighting installations are expected to increase from 46 million units in 2015 to 2.54 billion units by 2020. It was globally estimated in 2014 that between 300 and 500 million square feet …


Sci-fi in the theater of war: Boeing patents plasma force field

Boeing (NYSE: BA), has obtained a patent for a plasma force field.  Actually, the patent is for something called a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” so the term “force field” is perhaps being used a bit loosely.  Nevertheless, the force field is intended to envelop and …