Safecast Seaweed Collection Feasibility Study

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It is known that much of the radiation from the Fukushima incident — about 80% — went into the ocean, and while this would appear to be good for land dwellers, what is not known for certain is how much of that radiation is…

bGeigie Nano Workshop Kobe

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Safecast participated in the Kobe IT Festival 2014, which was held on November 28 and 29 at the Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO). With the support and cooperation of Eyes, Japan Co., Ltd., Safecast held a two-day workshop: on the first day attendees…

bGeigie Nano workshops on opposite sides of the world

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Above: Workshop participants building their Nanos at Av-Lab in Strasbourg. SAFECAST had another first this past weekend: simultaneous bGeigie Nano workshops on opposite sides of the world. Specifically, on Saturday Oct. 25, teams of people were building Nanos in both Taiwan and France. In…

SAFECAST fundraiser in Tokyo, Nov. 4, 2014

Come spend an evening with SAFECAST! As many who have been following Safecast know, our funding has come primarily from crowdfunding efforts like Kickstarter and GlobalGiving, and occasional grants from philanthropies such as the Knight Foundation. This is in addition, of course, to the…

Drive of the Month: Safecasting Daiichi again (and again…)

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Above: The Safecast Mac OSX app app map zoomed into the Fukushima Daiichi area after the most recent upload of data from inside the plant boundaries. The OSX and iOS maps allow the color scale to be adjusted to more easily differentiate either very…

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 dataset (over 21 million datapoints!)…

Safecast Code

We’ve been thinking about what describes the Safecast project as a whole, and came up with a list of 10 things that we try to incorporate into all of our efforts. This is something like our code of conduct, what are we doing, what…

20 million!

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A few days ago, Safecast reached another milestone: 20 million data points! If you look at the  graph above, you’ll see that, starting from zero, it took us 7 months to collect the first million data points. Our first GPS-tagged data collection efforts in…

Upload of the Month

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Above: This is the upload as it appears in the SAFECAST API. Every now and then we get a data submission which strikes us as particularly interesting for one reason or another, and we’d like to start highlighting them. So here’s our first “Upload…

Safecasting DC

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Made possible by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, earlier this week we were invited by the NRDC and International Medcom to come to Washington, DC and show a group of people how to build our bGeigie’s and talk a little bit about the…