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Canary in the Lab

March 29th, 2010 by sonaar | No Comments

Canary in the Lab

Our first visit to Dr. Philip Tierno’s Microbiology Lab at the NYU Medical Center!


The story of my ITP thesis so far . . .

March 29th, 2010 by sonaar | No Comments

The story of my ITP thesis so far . . .

My work at ITP has explored ways that inexpensive hardware might be applied to help us promote social change, and last year the questions I was asking led me to an important insight: that the water crisis, was an information crisis.  Although the present state of affairs will require billions of dollar invested in infrastructure […]


Measuring Flow . . . My ITP Thesis

February 20th, 2010 by sonaar | No Comments

Measuring Flow . . . My ITP Thesis

1) Thesis Statement In the midst of current global water crisis, water scarcity remains one of the most devastating problems faced by populations in semi-arid regions throughout both the developed and the developing world. Existing methods of monitoring the volume of water flowing in these environments are both prohibitively expensive and destructive to the ecosystems […]