Smart Dust

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Is it just dusty?

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http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pister/SmartDust/

http://www.bauer.uh.edu/uhisrc/FTB/Smart%20Dust/Smart%20Dust.pdf

http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/classes/cmpe259/Winter05/papers/jcn.00.pdf

This stuff is incredible to work with. Still bleeding edge, not ready for prime time use.

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Woman in Phoenix, Arizona, films "dry rain" consisting of tiny particles falling from the sky. Watch closely and you will see them reflecting sunlight as they flutter to the ground.

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And here are some interesting results for Phoenix air particulates, years 2008 and 2009. As you can see, the readings are alarmlingly high compared to the maximum safe levels:

Phoenix Air Particulates Lab Report - 2008

Phoenix Air Particulates Lab Report - 2009

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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