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05.26.15 Prachi Gupta

A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s School of Public Health has found that the effects of city’s polluted air are especially bad for children from low-income neighborhoods. The study, published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology, monitored 276 New York City mothers and their children over a 7-year period, starting from when the mothers were […]

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06.30.14 Sophie Weiner

Prolific experimental technology artist vtol, already responsible for brainwave-reading instruments and musical tattoos, has created a device that “smells” pollution and uses the data to produce abstract art it prints on the spot like a Polaroid. Connected via Bluetooth to a computer, Digioxide can move around a city, relaying data back to a base where it […]

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02.24.11 Bucky Turco

According to a new study, pollution caused by traffic (7.4%) triggered the most heart attacks worldwide, compared to say coffee (5%), air pollution (4.8%) or sexual activity (2.2%). Although cocaine was most likely to increase the risks for heart attacks, only a small amount of people party, so it only accounted for less than 1 […]

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