Audio by title safecast_maps_crowd-sourced_radiation_data_from_diy_citizen_scientists

Safecast maps crowd-sourced radiation data from DIY "citizen scientists"

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere, Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of crowd-sourcing "citizen scientists" to map radiation data.

28:44 minutes (13.15 MB)

 

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