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Most Recent Breakthroughs in Science and Engineering

With drone technology becoming popular and widely known, we can notice how far we made it with technology. The thing is that kind of technology was possible even before this decade but in much smaller scale. And with science and engineering contributing to our advancement in technology, we may soon see all sorts of futuristic devices and contraptions. So let’s see what are the latest …

Flo Box Security Measures.

Every time Squirrel or Alexia (or some other animal) try to enter or exit the house the Flo Control box takes a snapshot of whoever it is. This snapshot is immediately uploaded to this site and placed on Today’s Events page. Above the picture of each event there is a caption describing how the image recognition algorithm interpreted the picture. There are four possibilities: ‘Exit’, …

New Era Technology.

Great news for all of you who inquired over the years about when the Flo Control box will be available for sale. Microprocessor performance improved so much recently that we can now build the Flo Control system without using a real desktop computer. It will be a fully self-contained device, looking like a regular cat door with a small box attached on the outside. While …

The Future is here

The image-recognition algorithm works by comparing the captured image with the standard image of Flo’s profile (left). The result of this comparison is the similarity number, which in the current version ranges from 0 to 80 (the most similar images, the greater the number). If this number is 40 or more, the software opens the latch by sending some codes to the serial port connected …

Ecosystem in Danger as Bees Population Declines

The bees are disappearing. This is among the top concern that is sending not only the ecology community scrambling, but also prominent leaders of first-world countries. Some people might think this isn’t worthy of all the effort experts and government are putting into. If it’s sending the heavyweights scrambling, best believe that the problem is of a global level. Significance in Food Supply For those …