iCandy: Data Saves the Day

Gadgets alert us to weapons, the weather, and our workouts

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To gather weather data, Japanese company Weathernews is creating a massive network with hundreds of these electronics-studded white Styrofoam globes, known as pollen robots. The devices have LEDs that glow different colors to alert passersby about pollen levels in the air. They also send the pollen data, plus temperature, humidity, and air pressure readings, to meteorologists via the Internet.

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