Retrofits of nuclear-test sensors could analyze environment

02/14/2013 |

Raymond Jeanloz, an earth scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, wants to repurpose some sensors used to monitor nuclear tests so that they could be used to monitor pollution, tsunamis and more. Currently, 34 member states of Open Skies Treaty fly aerial surveillance to collect military information. Jeanloz says retrofitting the sensors the aircraft uses could allow them to also "monitor air pollution or the spread of microorganisms (like those that cause diseases) across the globe."

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