The rise of sensor journalism

Is sensor journalism feasible, or even ethical? Columbia’s Tow Center hopes to find out
By Laura Hazard Owen, paidcontent.org

Journalists and organizations now have the ability to use sensors to collect their own real-time data and report on it. The practice raises both practical and ethical questions, Columbia’s Emily Bell said Thursday.

If data jour­nal­ism means the…

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Visualizing camera sensor size and what it means

(via Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?)

A hands-on demo with Node

A hands-on demo with Node, the ultimate sensor device (video) — Tech News and Analysis
By Janko Roettgers, gigaom.com

Summary:

It’s a color sensor, a weather station, a gas leak detector, a thermometer for everything around you, and so much more: Check out Node, the ultimate sensor device.

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Remote car starter is a sign of the apocalypse

(via The Best Daily Deals in Boston North – Meineke Car Care Center – Remote Car Starter and Installation)

Lapka turns your iPhone into a biolab

Lapka for iPhone: five sensors to measure the world, inspired by NASA and Yves Saint Laurent
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com

A small Russian hardware startup brings ‘luxury tools’ to your phone

Lapka’s tagline may be the “Per­son­al Envi­ron­ment Monitor,” but its name is root­ed in the Russ­ian word for paw. “We want to be the rab­bit’s foot that you bring wit…

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Node is an iPhone scientific sensor

Hands On With The Node, A Sensor-Packed Smartphone Dongle
John Biggs

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/01/hands-on-with-the-node-a-sensor-packed-smartphone-dongle

As a sci­en­tist prac­tic­ing actu­al, bona fide sci­ence, I have often found myself in need of imme­di­ate g-force read­ings or baro­met­ric pres­sure analy­ses for my sci­en­tif­ic prob­lems. Where­as before I had to use my sex­tant and tri­dent…

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