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AirVisual: wereldwijde luchtvervuiling in beeld

The website AirVisual.com impressively shows the actual situation of the air pollution (PM 2,5) and wind directions worldwide. It does so in real-time, based on current measurements.

It is important to know about the air quality - in Amsterdam the situation has worsened lately (influenced by the weather conditions). According to a ranking by the world health organization WHO, Amsterdam is equally placed with cities like Rome and Berlin among European cities, if we look at particulated matter. But those levels are still relatively low if we compare cities on a worldwide scale.

A good overview of the situation is offered in this article in The Guardian, part of a very good series about air quality in our cities. From this information we can learn that the situation is worst in Iran, India, Saudi Arabia and China. In Europa these are Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland, but if we include Turkey, a number of cities from this country are positioned in the top-10.

Recent blog posts

- Monday 20 March 2017

What if you could measure nuclear radiation with the camera in your laptop or smartphone? Living near a nuclear power plant, you might take this opportunity very serious.

- Thursday 16 March 2017

AGA Lab and Waag Society present three artists in residence that experiment with digital fabrication, old and new print techniques and biotechnology.

- Wednesday 08 March 2017

The speed at which our biotechnological world is changing makes it difficult to reflect on how we feel about it. Het Praktikum offers a platform for this, during the first edition we analyzed CRISPR technology and debat.

- Thursday 02 March 2017

Some weeks ago, the fourth edition of the BioHack Academy started. During this international course, the participants build their own biolab. How are they doing?

- Tuesday 28 February 2017

Since the start of the Smart Kids Lab pilot at three elementary schools in Amsterdam, the Smart Citizen Kit made its first appearance at these schools.

- Tuesday 21 February 2017

A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.