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Representatives of 30 student development teams from seven countries converged on Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash. campus June 23-25, to compete in the third annual Windows Embedded Student ChallengE, which featured the theme, “Preserving, protecting, and enhancing the environment.” Five winning teams collectively were awarded $24,000 in cash.
The winning project is “Forest Watcher,” a monitoring system for preventing forest devastation, by Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania.The team’s project addresses this problem with a network of sensors placed in the forest, which gather information about cutting noises, temperature, humidity, pressure, and carbon monoxide in the area. Data is processed, and the forestry is automatically informed of problems such as fire or illegal logging.
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