Safecast X Shuttleworth

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As some will already know the Shuttleworth Foundation has been a gracious supporter of Safecast and helped make our recent 4 year anniversary event possible. As one of their Fellows I’ve been fortunate to get to meet with and work …

bGeigies on Webmap

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bGeigie + Webmap

Every drive by Safecast volunteers tells a story.  Hopefully an exciting and highly radioactive one.  But in any case, we’ve added tools to help you visualize and share these efforts to the Safecast webmap.

What’s new …

(in Japanese) bGeigie “how to” videos

Volunteer Kiki Tanaka has posted several short YouTube videos showing how to use the bGeigie Nano. They’re in Japanese only (accessible from the Japanese side of this blog), but we hope to have English language versions up soon as well. …

Safecast OS X App Now Available

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Mac OS X users are in for a treat with the release of our native desktop client. Available now in the app store. Hand built with with love by Safecaster Nick Dolezal, the official Safecast app brings our extensive …

Updated Safecast Webmap!

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Since the unfortunate demise of our GeoSense map platform we haven’t had recent visualization of Safecast data available to web users. Last week Safecast volunteer Nick Dolezal (mastermind behind the Safecast iOS app) tried out an experiment and it …

Radiation on California Beaches

[UPDATE 3/2014: The CDPH did their own study and confirmed our findings below, the report of their findings can be found here]

In December this rather shocking video titled “Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco! (Dec 2013)” was posted to …

Useful Data

Safecast was started because of a lack of what we considered to be useful data. We’ve talked before about the difference between correct and useful information and this is a perfect example. We saw data published with no information about …

Inside Daiichi

Another milestone for us today – this one quite significant. Until now we’ve been able to measure the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant but we haven’t been inside the actual grounds – having quite literally run into …

All Seven Continents Safecasted

Safecaster Ryan recently put on his heavy coat and took a trip to Antarctica, brining along a trusty bGeigie and took these readings – making it official that Safecast has measured all seven continents! Nothing scary or unexpected here – …

Ethan Zuckerman Goes Safecasting (and gets kicked out by armed guards)

Ethan Zuckerman, director the Center for Civic Media at MIT and friend of Safecast posse everywhere, took a bGeigie Nano for a spin the other day with the intent of checking out some depreciated nuclear facilities not too far from …