Comments on: Sensors and Sensibility http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Afsheen sabir ali http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3231 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:55:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3231 Hi………..I read EPA and i would like if u do a counseling as I have done my master in botany (ecology). I really want to write article and do practice on environmental hazard and their effect on human

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By: Jeffery Robichaud http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3230 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:47:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3230 Vasu you need to give us a call at EPA in Kansas City. We have an app we created called KCWaterBug that uses real time monitors and the GOES satellite network to provide the public with updated hourly estimates of bacteria concentrations in the KC metro. Took my boys to Maker Faire in KC earlier this year and they loved. Had I known EPA could have a booth we would have particpated. One of our scientists is giving a presentation at a STEM event later this year.

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By: Vasu Kilaru at EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3229 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:16:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3229 Dan, sounds like you have a real keen interest in these developments. I plan to take some time to browse what other makers are doing in the area of sensors and apps. We will also be tweeting from the Maker Faire (@EPAresearch) so you can follow us on that. I hope to also followup with a blog post after the event so stay tuned. Also, CITIZENAIR.NET is also a good source for more information on sensors. And indeed you are correct, everthing has a cost, even in the knowledge economy. I had not heard that statistic about the energy use by data centers.

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By: Vasu Kilaru at EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3228 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:08:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3228 Arman, thank you for your comment. I am sure that in the future clothing will incorporate sensors in them, which may use human locomotion as a power source.

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By: Arman.- http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3227 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:37:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3227 ASAP : Exciting…..!

Next Millenium, the people who are journey around the universe could tell the stories to their children, that the tools on clothes accessories were created by U.S. EPA Scientists. And they should enjoy it………..!

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By: Dan Whittet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/sensors-and-sensibility/#comment-3226 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:36:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=1123#comment-3226 Vasu
Although I cannot attend the Maker Faire event I hope you will be my “human sensor” for new developments in this area, it is fascinating and has great potential in terms of feedback loops, better interoperability of systems and, potentially, healthier environments. One concern I have centers on the increasing amount of digital data processed, we need to remember that data centers and data processing have environmental loads. ( The sum of all data centers would equal the energy use of the fifth largest country, or some such statistic )
One promising area I suppose is the development of higher computing efficiencies, and ever smaller more specialized devices and micro controllers. Keep an eye out for smartphone enabled spectroscopy will you?

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