Sensor News

  • It’s Time to Give Air Quality the Attention It Deserves

    by Vasileios Papapostolou | Mar 23, 2017
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    Each day of every year, a quiet disaster unfolds in households and hospitals across the world. More than 10,000 lives are lost worldwide every 24 hours as a direct or indirect consequence of poor air quality. Learn moreLink to external website.
  • Validate personal air pollution sensors

    by Andrea Polidori | Mar 03, 2017
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    Alastair Lewis and Peter Edwards call on researchers to test the accuracy of low-cost monitoring devices before regulators are flooded with questionable air-quality data. Learn moreLink to external website.
  • Changhong H2, the world's first material sensing smartphone

    by Andrea Polidori | Jan 06, 2017
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    Changhong H2, the world's first material sensing smartphone, has today been unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. (Changhong) has collaborated with Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), to integrate breakthrough SCiO material sensing technology into mobile phones. Learn more Link to external website..
  • NACEPT 2016 Report: Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public, A Vision for Citizen Science at EPA

    by Andrea Polidori | Dec 20, 2016
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    The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) developed thirteen robust recommendations regarding actions that EPA should take in response to technological and sociological developments in the area of citizen science. The report urges EPA to embrace citizen science and capacity building initiatives that further advance the agency's mission of protecting the environment and human health.  Learn more Link to external website.

  • Adventures in Air Quality Monitoring with Industrial IoT Sensors and California Government

    by Andrea Polidori | Sep 21, 2016
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    Learn more Link to external website..
  • What’s best for measuring ozone, electrochemical sensors or HMOS?

    by Andrea Polidori | Sep 13, 2016
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    Electrochemical sensors and heated metal oxide sensors (HMOS) are the two leading technologies for low cost measurement of ozone (O3). Aeroqual Ltd in New Zealand has published a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the two technologies. Learn more Link to external website..
  • How you can measure air pollution at your home, school and improve public health

    by Andrea Polidori | Aug 16, 2016
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    The AQMD has just received a grant for $750,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to teach citizen scientists how to properly measure the bad stuff in the air in and around their homes, neighborhoods and workplaces.
    “This research will provide tools communities can use to understand air pollution in their neighborhoods and improve public health,” said Thomas Burke, science advisor and deputy assistant administrator of the EPA Office of Research and Development. Learn more Link to external website. .
  • President Obama Announces Ninth Manufacturing Hub to Develop Smart Sensors

    by Andrea Polidori | Jun 24, 2016

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    President Obama announces a ninth advanced manufacturing hub aimed at developing smart sensors and digital process controls to improve production efficiency. 
    The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, will be led by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Learn more about this White House press release.

  • "Air Sensors Everywhere" by University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

    by Andrea Polidori | Mar 31, 2016
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    The "Air Sensors Everywhere" project aims at engaging individuals who use (or want to use) small sensors to address air quality problems with the possibility to expand research capacity worldwide.

    Learn more about the  ASE project
  • UNEP: Low-Cost Device Can Revolutionize Air Quality Monitoring and Help Countries Prevent Deaths from Outdoor Pollution

    by Andrea Polidori | Nov 22, 2015
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    An air quality measuring device unveiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions, has the potential to revolutionize air quality measurement in developing countries and help prevent deaths from air pollution.

    Learn more about the UNEP low-cost air quality device.
  • Aclima Air Quality Data mapping

    by Andrea Polidori | Oct 30, 2015

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    Aclima is a San Francisco-based company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks. Aclima is partnering with google earth outreach to map air quality data using google earth cars. Their goal is to map the world in a rich layer of environmental data.

    Learn more about  Aclima
  • Safecast / IO Rodeo Air Quality Sensor Board Development

    by Andrea Polidori | Oct 30, 2015
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    The Safecast / IO Rodeo Air Quality sensing board uses AlphaSense air quality sensors. This open source project is still under development with more to come soon. 

    Learn more about this project at the IO Rodeo or Safecast. 



  • EPA Village Green Project

    by Brandon Feenstra | Apr 10, 2015
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    This community-based project demonstrates the capabilities of new real-time monitoring technology for residents and citizen scientists. The goal of the project is to provide the public and their communities with information previously not available about their local air quality and engage communities in air pollution awareness.

    Learn more about the Village Green Project!
  • Safecast: Sensor Data, Mapping, and Geiger Counters

    by Brandon Feenstra | Apr 10, 2015
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    Safecast is a global project working to empower people with data by mapping radiation levels and building a sensor networks. The community is allowed to contribute radiation data and freely use the data collected. The Safecast group started after March 2011 earthquake and resulting nuclear situation at Fukushima Diachi. This event established the need for more data than what was available for the general public. This group is looking at the potential of building environmental sensor networks as well.

    To learn more about Safecast!