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Mehpic
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just had to share this.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tec...a-crowdsourced-approach-to-cleaner-skies.html

air pollution app. article snip:

"...But a few mad computer scientists at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering want the phone-toting public to open its eyes to that possibility. They've released an Android app called Visibility that offers a cool way for smart phones to join the fight against air pollution.

The app gets you to use your phone's camera to take a photo of the sky -- wherever you are, and however frequently you like. The phone sends the image to a database at USC, where computers analyze it to determine how much particulate matter is in the air you've photographed.

As with any crowd-sourced application, the more people that takes pictures on a given day and in a given city, the more detailed -- and potentially useful -- the results will be..."
 

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2cflyr said:
just had to share this.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/09/uscs-android-air-pollution-app-takes-a-crowdsourced-approach-to-cleaner-skies.html

air pollution app. article snip:

"...But a few mad computer scientists at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering want the phone-toting public to open its eyes to that possibility. They've released an Android app called Visibility that offers a cool way for smart phones to join the fight against air pollution.

The app gets you to use your phone's camera to take a photo of the sky -- wherever you are, and however frequently you like. The phone sends the image to a database at USC, where computers analyze it to determine how much particulate matter is in the air you've photographed.

As with any crowd-sourced application, the more people that takes pictures on a given day and in a given city, the more detailed -- and potentially useful -- the results will be..."
What happens if you take a pic of your wang instead?
 
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