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Seven Cities Around the World Are Hacking Their Environment and Crowdsourcing the Data

Hackers, makers, and innovators around the world have set up DIY environmental data sensors and are crowdsourcing their findings.

On February 6 the data streams from 100 DIY environmental sensors around the world will go live, measuring air quality, noise, pollution, light, and temperature. As part of Data Canvas’ second ever visualization project, “Sense Your City” will launch in San Francisco, Geneva, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Singapore, and Boston. The hope is that hackers, makers, artists, universities, and innovators of all kinds will use the data for all sorts of projects.

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Harvard's Chief Information Officer Is Preparing for the Next Zuckerberg

She's "absolutely convinced" the next tech tycoon is on campus right now, and wants to make sure the school provides support.

Can universities intentionally produce innovative tech entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg? Harvard, where Zuckerberg famously developed Facebook before dropping out, is certainly going to try. In 2010 they hired chief information officer, Anne Margulies, who's been busy coordinating the entire university's technology efforts and ensuring they support student innovation. She says the school is "absolutely convinced" that "the next Zuckerberg is here right now."

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