Technology

April 30, 2014

Groundtruth and Airwaves: Sensor Networks and Emerging Technology for Environmental Journalism

Working journalists from around the world will join a panel of technology experts and research scientists at UC Berkeley to explore opportunities and challenges found at the nexus of DIY sensors, crowdsourced data, and environmental and health journalism. 1-5 p.m. Advanced registration required.

Lady Bird, a Massive Machine Digs Out a Solution To DC Wastewater Woes

"A massive machine — longer than a football field — is munching away beneath Washington like a giant earthworm. Before it’s done, it will devour about 2 million cubic yards of soil that has been sitting under the city since the days of the dinosaurs."

Source: Wash Post, 02/21/2014

"Animals Bow to Their Mechanical Overlords"

"Several years ago, a group of American cockroaches discovered four strangers in their midst. A brief investigation revealed that the interlopers smelled like cockroaches, and so they were welcomed into the cockroach community. The newcomers weren’t content to just sit on the sidelines, however. Instead, they began to actively shape the group’s behavior. Nocturnal creatures, cockroaches normally avoid light. But when the intruders headed for a brighter shelter, the rest of the roaches followed."

Source: Nautilus, 02/14/2014

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