News tagged with environmental monitoring

Caged blue mussels as environmental detectives

Two researchers in a boat loaded with thousands of blue mussels, collected from a mussel farm in Lillesand. The boat heads out the Kristiansand fjord, and the researchers deploy the blue mussels in the sea. Why are they doing ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Ecology
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Smart sensors could save lives

3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.

dateJul 24, 2017 in Engineering
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Detecting dangers with crowdsourcing

By the time officials in Flint, Mich., declared a state of emergency in response dangerously high levels of lead in the city's drinking water in mid-December of 2015, residents had been complaining to each other about discolored ...

dateJul 18, 2017 in Computer Sciences
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Making the most out of biological observations data

Creating and maintaining a biodiversity data collection has been a much-needed worldwide exercise for years, yet there is no single standard on how to do this. This has led to a myriad of datasets often incompatible with ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Other
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New method reduces need for fish in experiments

Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often the focal point for studies seeking to understand the effects ...

dateFeb 17, 2016 in Ecology
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