Umbrellas Could Be Used As Crowdsourcing Tools For Weather Data

Umbrellas Could Be Used As Crowdsourcing Tools For Weather Data
Innovation

Keeping yourself dry could also help scientists prevent urban flooding.

Ross Brooks
  • 2 may 2014

Umbrellas are a tried and tested way to keep yourself dry, but what if you were able to do your part for science every time you went out in the rain? Rolf Hut, a scientist from Delft University of Technology, thinks umbrellas could be used to crowdsource information that would prevent urban flooding, and other weather related disasters.

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