A Sniping Sprinkler That Only Targets Your Plants When They Need Water

A built-in sprinkler system is a better way to water a garden than just standing there randomly blasting plants with a hose. And taking that idea one step further, the Droplet turns your sprinklers into intelligent snipers that only water the plants you tell them to using a focused stream—except when rainy weather… » 3/19/14 6:20pm 3/19/14 6:20pm

China Could Wash Away Smog With Artificial Rain Storms From Skyscrapers

Airborne pollution is a major issue in China, with local hospitals opening up "smog clinics" and waves of city-dwellers migrating to more rural areas to escape. While Chinese officials are pursuing "cloud seeding" as a way to control pollution, a Zhejiang University professor thinks he has a better idea: Sprinklers.… » 1/20/14 12:00pm 1/20/14 12:00pm

Police Radio Keeps Disrupting Sprinklers, Local Residents Get FCC…

The police around Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville Texas have a fancy new communications system that broadcasts their 10-4s and 187s up to 30 miles, which coincidentally enough is screwing up a fancy radio-controlled networked sprinkler system in that general area. Turning off the sprinklers may not sound like it… » 8/19/08 6:00pm 8/19/08 6:00pm