The Best Science on Two Wheels

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After years of breathing noxious exhaust fumes from fossil fuel-propelled vehicles, urban bike riders will be the first to say that cars are bad for the environment. Now they’ll have the data to back it up. Researchers at Cambridge University in the U.K. are studying air pollution using wireless sensors installed on bike couriers’ mobile phones, <a title=”the <I>New Scientist</I> reports” href=”http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn13130″ target=”_blank”>the <i>New Scientist</i> reports</a>. Not only are they cheaper than field researchers, the couriers are also able to test pollution levels in areas not usually monitored for air quality.</p>
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