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UW research instrument returns from 22,000-mile seaward journey

January 18, 2019

A portable research lab developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists and engineers recently returned home to Madison following…
Making Smokestack Emissions Tests Better, Faster, Cheaper

February 28, 2018

Smokestacks at coal-fired power plants have sensors that continuously monitor their emissions by measuring the flow of gases…
NASA Earth & Space Air Prize

September 23, 2017

NASA is launching the Earth and Space Air Prize with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to develop…
Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Device

April 24, 2017

Sprimo Labs has developed a portable device, called a Personal Air Monitor – the tiny gadget that plugs…
NASA Airborne Mission Chases Air Pollution Through the Seasons

January 27, 2017

Earth is a planet that breathes with the seasons. In winter months atmospheric gases and air pollution accumulate,…
Smart And Portable Air Purifier

June 13, 2016

Wynd is a portable air purifier with the size of a water bottle, so you can take it with you…
Are people suffering as a result of ultrasound in the air?

January 20, 2016

New research from the University of Southampton indicates that the public are being exposed, without their knowledge, to…
NASA Scientists Use Jet to Measure Air Quality Data From California Wildfires

September 24, 2015

On Aug. 19, 2015, a team of scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center organized the flight of an…
Sensly – A Smart, Portable Pollution Sensor For Your Home

September 1, 2015

Sensly is a portable pollution sensor capable of detecting the air pollution levels using its onboard gas sensors…
Novel Device Detects Air Pollution at the Nano Level

May 14, 2015

A group of researchers from the Nanoparticles by Design Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology…
Pollution Monitoring Instrument Passes Critical NASA Review

May 7, 2015

A space-based instrument that will monitor major air pollutants across North America on an hourly basis passed a…
Wearable sensors to monitor triggers for asthma, and more

March 31, 2015

The wearer’s vital signs and surrounding environment would be monitored by devices that run on body heat and…
Air of authority

March 26, 2015

It has been nearly two years since Rice University and the University of Houston began an ambitious study…
Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution monitors

February 25, 2015

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated…
Air Pollution Down Thanks to California’s Regulation of Diesel Trucks

December 12, 2014

Ever wonder what’s in the black cloud that emits from some semi trucks that you pass on the…
How toxic is your city’s air? Pioneering project to help measure pollution of urban atmosphere

December 1, 2014

Arguments about which UK city has the most polluted air could be put to rest once and for…
Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to study Colorado Front Range ozone pollution

July 16, 2014

It’s July, a hot time in the city of Denver and in urban areas across the United States.…
Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA’s Aura Tracks Pollutants

July 16, 2014

NASA’s Aura satellite, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year on July 15, has provided vital data about the…
Major Air Pollution Studies to Converge Over Denver

July 7, 2014

Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors…
NASA’s OCO-2 Will Track Our Impact on Airborne Carbon

June 27, 2014

Every time we get in a car and drive, we burn gasoline, releasing carbon dioxide and other compounds…
ESA: Monitoring air quality takes next step

March 31, 2014

With air pollution linked to millions of deaths around the world, it has never been more important to…
Researchers explore secret life of indoor air particles, cancer, water treatment

January 9, 2014

Forty-four U of T projects have been awarded a total of $12.1 million from the Canada Foundation for…
NASA ‘Eyes’ Dissect California’s Massive Rim Fire

August 29, 2013

The Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park in California continues to grow and move its…
Scientists Determine Exact Relation of Urban Population to Air Pollution

August 20, 2013

Live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, and you are likely exposed to…
Airborne Campaign Preparing to Probe Pollution-Climate Link

July 29, 2013

The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California’s high desert have been in…
Project Neptune: Specialized gas detection for nonproliferation

July 25, 2013

Trying to sniff out traces of hard-to-detect gases can be like trying to hear a whisper at the…
Deadly air: the smog shrouding China’s future

January 23, 2013

Beijing has been smothered by a dense and dangerous smog this month, which has set new air pollution…
Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones

December 19, 2012

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors…
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