We've all seen weather maps showing moving storm cells. But have we ever heard them?Using an OpenSource program call SuperCollider, researchers at Penn State started to sonify hurricane data. They discovered changes in hurricanes, not easily shown visually, can be quickly identified once the data is turned into sound. Turns out our ears are quicker and better at following multiple patterns simultaneously.The researchers hope this might help save lives during big storms, but also think sonification of complex data sets, can & should, play a more important role in science, technology, engineering and maths. https://theconversation.com/turning-hurricanes-into-music-can
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This ApisProtect sensor is placed in the hive and continuously
monitors the temperature, humidity, bee movement and sound levels inside. The
data is transmitted to a base station, and onto a cloud-based server. There,
it's analyzed utilizing machine learning – based on data gathered from hundreds of
hives over a three-year period.
Utilizing an online dashboard, beekeepers can check on their
processed hive data. Additionally, if the system determines that problems such
as disease or pest infestations may be occurring in one or more of the hives,
users are notified immediately via a smartphone alert. https://newatlas.com/good-thinking/apisprotect-beehive-monitoring/