New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries

August 15, 2013 by  
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When the developers of the popular OpenSignal Android app analyzed some of the data they’d gathered from their users, they were in for a surprise. They realized that the temperature sensors meant to keep the phones’ batteries from overheating could be used to predict the weather outside. The app doesn’t work on an individual level, instead it gathers data from a large number of users to estimate daily temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the rest of New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android app , crowdsourced weather predictions , temperature sensors , weather app , weather forecast , weather signal        

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New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries

August 15, 2013 by  
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When the developers of the popular OpenSignal Android app analyzed some of the data they’d gathered from their users, they were in for a surprise. They realized that the temperature sensors meant to keep the phones’ batteries from overheating could be used to predict the weather outside. The app doesn’t work on an individual level, instead it gathers data from a large number of users to estimate daily temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the rest of New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android app , crowdsourced weather predictions , temperature sensors , weather app , weather forecast , weather signal        

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Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers

August 15, 2013 by  
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The Nube` camping hammock – the flagship project of outdoor equipment manufacturer Sierra Madre Research – could be one of the most versatile tents out there. Able to suspend the user above the ground, the hammock not only sheds water, but is wind resistant and shields against insects. Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign , the company is seeking to develop the patent-pending design and begin commercial production of the Nube`. Read the rest of Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping equipment , camping gear , Camping hammocks , camping tents , fiber materials , great outdoors , green camping equipment , green technology , high-tech materials , Nube` Hammock , outdoor gear’ , rain retention system , Sierra Madre Research        

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Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers

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The Nube` camping hammock – the flagship project of outdoor equipment manufacturer Sierra Madre Research – could be one of the most versatile tents out there. Able to suspend the user above the ground, the hammock not only sheds water, but is wind resistant and shields against insects. Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign , the company is seeking to develop the patent-pending design and begin commercial production of the Nube`. Read the rest of Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping equipment , camping gear , Camping hammocks , camping tents , fiber materials , great outdoors , green camping equipment , green technology , high-tech materials , Nube` Hammock , outdoor gear’ , rain retention system , Sierra Madre Research        

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Green Skyscraper to Be Built on Top of Vancouver’s Historic Exchange Building

August 15, 2013 by  
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Chicago Breaks 72 Year Record With 320 Consecutive Snowless Days

January 10, 2013 by  
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It has been 320 days since there has been a measurable snowfall in  Chicago , setting a new  weather record  for the midwestern city. The total snowfall amounted to only 1.3 inches as of Sunday, significantly less than the 11.5 inches Chicago winters usually produce by this time of year. The previous record of 320 consecutive snowless days had stood for 72 years, since 1940. Read the rest of Chicago Breaks 72 Year Record With 320 Consecutive Snowless Days Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chicago snowfall , Chicago water resources , Chicago weather record , Climate Change , global warming , road salt costs , US climate changes , US weather changes , water scarcity , weather forecast Chicago

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Best of Inhabitots: Ring in Spring with Green Clothing, Toys & Gear for Your Tots

March 18, 2011 by  
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+ Beholding a bunny is a sure sign of spring, and Blabla Kids’ new collection of hand-knit cuddly rabbits will be among your tot’s best buddies on this season’s adventures. + Eco beach bunnies will dig this five-piece set of biodegradable beach toys which are made from a bio-based material containing corn sugar. Once outgrown, they’ll biodegrade as easily as a sand castle drifts out to sea.

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We Can Use Cell-Phone Towers to Forecast Wind Power

November 16, 2010 by  
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Photos: Onsemble/ Flickr , CC. Goal: Accurate Wind Forecasts The more wind farms we build, the more our power grid will have to incorporate mechanisms to deal with the inherent variability of a wind farm’s output

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Real Time Weather Hits Google Earth

August 2, 2010 by  
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Image via Geek It’s no surprise that we TreeHuggers love Google Earth and keeping tabs on weather across the globe. For anyone equally as fascinated with these things, or even just interested in finding out the forecast in a more interesting way than the green-screened views on the local news, Google Earth is now the place to go. The popular tool for touring the globe just got a new feature — real time weather! …

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Spring/Summer 2010: Lina Rennell

December 19, 2009 by  
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Lina Rennell spring/summer 2010. Credit: Lina Rennell With snow in the forecast for this weekend in New York, I’m dreaming of Big Sur-based Lina Rennell ‘s spring/summer 2010 collection. “Triangle Gardens” exudes comfort with its seaside-essential designs executed with silk screen prints in metallic golds, lilacs, pale blues, and browns, and organic cotton and linen textiles

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