Local people could use OpenAQ’s online system to assess conditions in their heavily polluted capital.

Posts about Manchester are few are far between on this blog and for good reason – its relationship to tech for transparency in Africa is tangential at best. Yet the annual Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit, which was held last …

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Startup OpenSensors.io calls for a democratisation of air quality data as project identifies Heathrow pollution exceeds EU limits Today, OpenSensors, an Internet of Things ODI Startup, has released alarming Heathrow air quality and noise figures, indicating possible effects on residents’ …

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We chat with Yodit Stanton, Founder and CEO of Open Sensors, about her ideas behind winning summer showcase project Heathrow Air, and what she has in store Heathrow Air will deploy air quality and noise sensors in gardens around Heathrow. …

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We’ve got several live datasets in our data store, including feeds from the air quality sensors, the car park gates, and the availability of bikes on the Next Bike stands around the city. Everyone loves a live, regularly updating dataset. …

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Air pollution is killing about 1.6 million people every year in China, or nearly 4,400 people every day, accounting for seventeen percent of all the country’s deaths, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found …

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As cities across the globe continue to struggle with issues related to skyrocketing populations, they should pay close attention to what Intel is doing in Dublin. Before construction has been completed, most new housing developments feature a model home to …

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There’s only a week to go until Summers of Data, our first event of 2015. But there’s still time to sign-up. Kindly sponsored by blubolt and Invest Bristol & Bath, we’re getting together next weekend to make interesting and useful …

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