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Macau intensifies H7N9 monitoring with heat sensors at borders

The Health Bureau (SSM) announced the body temperature checking systems already being used as preventive measures to guard against H7N9 in the airport would also be applied to the main border gates...
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Why companies like Coca-Cola are making their own heat and power

Why companies like Coca-Cola are making their own heat and power | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Projects that generate both electricity and heat appear to be making a comeback among companies such as Coca-Cola and Sikorsky Aircraft (Why companies like Coca-Cola are making their own heat and power http://t.co/AeZkYkspJb...

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An oppertunity area for new entrants ;)-

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Microalgae Biofuels Market Rapidly Grows

Microalgae Biofuels Market Rapidly Grows | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it

Algae, which causes a lot of damage to the marine ecosystem by creating water blooms and red tides, is now turning into the next-generation raw material of eco-friendly biofuels, including biodiesel and bioethanol.

 

Until now, biofuels have been produced from first-generation grass feed stock, such as corn and sugar cane, or second-generation plant feed stock, including corn stalk and rice husks. However, using grass feed stock aggravates shortages of food among low-income groups by raising the price of grain, while plant feed stock has limitations like low yields. As a third-generation raw material that will overcome such weak points, marine algae and microalgae are in the spotlight from the global biofuels industry.


In particular, they absorb carbon dioxide in the process of growth. So, when marine algae and microalgae are provided carbon dioxide emitted from thermal power plants and breweries, they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions and produce biofuels at the same time. According to a survey, 180 tons of carbon dioxide are decreased when producing 100 tons of microalgae.


Sohn Jong-koo, senior researcher at the Industry Information Analysis Center at KISTI, said, “Currently, the U.S. accounts for 50 percent of the algae biofuel market, while Europe accounts for 30 percent. Korea, Japan, China, Australia and Israel are now going after them.” Sohn expects that the related market will be created in earnest, beginning this year, as commercial plants will be constructed in earnest. In fact, market research firm Pike Research has forecasted that the algae biofuel market this year will be estimated at US$1.6 billion (1.88 trillion won), and it will rapidly grow by 812 percent in the next five years to reach US$13 billion (15.3 trillion won) in 2020. It means that 61 million gallons, or 230 million liters, of algae biofuels will be sold around the world five years after that.


In a bid to tap into such a huge market, South Korean government-funded research institutes and private firms are advancing technology based on government-level support. The country is aiming to construct 500,000 hectares of marine algae farms by 2020 and produce 227 million liters of bioethanol annually, taking over 20 percent of domestic gasoline consumption.


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Poisoned Elephant Death Toll Rises To 81

Poisoned Elephant Death Toll Rises To 81 | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say at least 81 elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks by poachers using cyanide poison in water holes in a vast western national park.
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Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers #3DThursday #3DPrinting | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
From FitBit to Misfit, the market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically - and not just for personal fitness and wellness. (Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare?
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Sensors allow for efficient irrigation, give growers more control over plant growth

Sensors allow for efficient irrigation, give growers more control over plant growth | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
From FitBit to Misfit, the market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically - and not just for personal fitness and wellness. (Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare?

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Temperature-Sensing Fat Cells - Scientist

Temperature-Sensing Fat Cells - Scientist | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Temperature-Sensing Fat Cells Scientist Since subcutaneous fat it is more likely to directly experience changes in temperature that other fat deposits, the researchers hypothesized that environmental temperature might directly contribute to their...
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Crocodiles' Super-skin Can Detect Environmental Changes - Nature World News

Crocodiles' Super-skin Can Detect Environmental Changes - Nature World News | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Nature World News Crocodiles' Super-skin Can Detect Environmental Changes Nature World News Crocodiles, alligators and their kin have sensory organs in their skin that are sensitive to heat, cold, touch and the chemicals in their environment,...
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Team builds ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor - R & D Magazine

Team builds ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor - R & D Magazine | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Team builds ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor
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An EPFL team has built a prototype for an image sensor based on the semiconducting properties of molybdenite.
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New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data On Gulf of Maine Red Tide - Science Daily (press release)

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data On Gulf of Maine Red Tide - Science Daily (press release) | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data On Gulf of Maine Red Tide
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... in the region," says Don Anderson, WHOI senior scientist and the project's principal investigator.
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Virus-based sensors find superbugs in minutes, may lead to safer surfaces

Virus-based sensors find superbugs in minutes, may lead to safer surfaces | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Viruses usually have to be rendered inert to work in humanity's favor, as anyone who has received a flu shot can attest.
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Twitter / doefs: This is one of many sensors ...

Twitter / doefs: This is one of many sensors ... | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
RT @doefs: This is one of many sensors that measure our temp/humidity in the #greenhouse http://t.co/GCSrU2MY
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X-ray visible blood sensor could test stent failure - DOTmed.com

X-ray visible blood sensor could test stent failure - DOTmed.com | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
X-ray visible blood sensor could test stent failure
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A blood pressure sensor under development might one day help doctors use portable X-rays or other scanners to tell if a stent has failed, according to its creators.
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Ingestible, Implantable, Or Intimate Contact: How Will You Take Your Microscale Body Sensors?

Ingestible, Implantable, Or Intimate Contact: How Will You Take Your Microscale Body Sensors? | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Computer chips and silicon micromachines are ready for your body. It’s time to decide how you’ll take them: implantable, ingestible, or intimate contact. Every flavor now exists. Some have FDA approval and some are seeking it.
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Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting with no Electricity

Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler's software - the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting


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City Environmental Sensors: Array of Things- Postscapes

City Environmental Sensors: Array of Things- Postscapes | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
A closer look at a new smart city infrastructure project in Chicago

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Christophe Raix's curator insight, November 19, 2014 4:27 PM

How to collect city environmental data about temperature, humidity, light, air quality, and eventually even wind and precipitation ? Array of Things could be a good answer 


Learn more at http://arrayofthings.github.io/

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New sensor is almost as sensitive as a dog's nose

New sensor is almost as sensitive as a dog's nose | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Using carbon nanotubes, scientists have developed a sensor that greatly amplifies the sensitivity of commonly used but typically weak vibrational spectroscopic methods, such as Raman spectroscopy.

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Fingerprints Are Passé. Use Your Heartbeat To Unlock Your Phone

Fingerprints Are Passé. Use Your Heartbeat To Unlock Your Phone | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
From FitBit to Misfit, the market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically - and not just for personal fitness and wellness. (Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare?
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Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healt...

Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healt... | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
From FitBit to Misfit, the market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically - and not just for personal fitness and wellness. (Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare?
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Shaky sensor: a cantilever covered with bacteria shakes up and down as bacteria metabolize on its surface

Shaky sensor: a cantilever covered with bacteria shakes up and down as bacteria metabolize on its surface | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it

A patient admitted to a hospital with a serious bacterial infection may have only a few hours to live. Figuring out which antibiotic to administer, however, can take days. Doctors must grow the microbes in the presence of the drugs and see whether they reproduce. Rush the process, and they risk prescribing ineffective antibiotics, exposing the patient to unnecessary side effects, and spreading antibiotic resistance. Now, researchers have developed a microscopic "tuning fork" that detects tiny vibrations in bacteria. The device might one day allow physicians to tell the difference between live and dead microbes—and enable them to recognize effective and ineffective antibiotics within minutes.


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Big Data lets you see the forest and the trees - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Big Data lets you see the forest and the trees - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
GreenBiz.com (blog) Big Data lets you see the forest and the trees GreenBiz.com (blog) The forestry industry has long used predictive modeling to forecast the environmental impact of planned harvests, controlled burns and other timberland...
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A Living Sensor Inspects Explosives, Narcotics - Defense Update

A Living Sensor Inspects Explosives, Narcotics - Defense Update | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Defense Update A Living Sensor Inspects Explosives, Narcotics Defense Update Next time, whoever tries to conceal on his body explosives or other contraband material, it will be detected by a sensor, but this time it may not be an artificial one,...
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Using Geospatial Solutions for Effective Environmental Monitoring -Sensors & Systems -

Using Geospatial Solutions for Effective Environmental Monitoring -Sensors & Systems - | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Rio+20: Climate - Water - Ecology - People and SustainabilityOrganizations responsible for environmental monitoring, especially when it comes to ‘smart development’ in...
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Brewer Science Introduces Carbon Nanotube–based Sensors to Detect Environmental Factors and Chemical, High Tech

Brewer Science Introduces Carbon Nanotube–based Sensors to Detect Environmental Factors and Chemical Explosives May 9, 2013 – Brewer Science, a mark..., Brewer Science Introduces Carbon Nanotube–based Sensors to Detect Environmental Factors and...
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An electronic nose can tell pears and apples apart

An electronic nose can tell pears and apples apart | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Engineers have created a system of sensors that detects fruit odors more effectively than the human sense of smell. For now, the device can distinguish between the odors compounds emitted by pears and apples.
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Google Tracking Noise Level and Air Quality at I/O This Week, With Arduino-Based Sensors

Google Tracking Noise Level and Air Quality at I/O This Week, With Arduino-Based Sensors | Environmental Sensors | Scoop.it
Google is doing an experiment at their Developers conference this week. The Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team posted on their blog today, a plan to gather a bunch of environmental...
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