Posted on 03/24/2011 by OpenSanDiego


Marcelino Alvarez was getting frustrated and a little paranoid last week as he watched news reports about radiation levels in Japan and plumes drifting across the Pacific….

Alvarez got an idea: Enlist an army of citizen scientists to buy Geiger counters — they’re advertised online for several hundred dollars — and send radiation measurements to a website for posting and continual updating.

‘Citizen Scientists’ Crowdsource Radiation Measurements In Japan : NPR

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