This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, submit your answer to the holiday whodunit, mark your calendar for the first OpenHour of 2015 and check out an episode of Creek Scene Investigators. Enjoy!
Before the close of 2014, only a few short days away, please consider supporting Public Lab during our end of the year giving campaign!
The Public Lab Store is hosting its “End of the Year Close Out”/Holiday Sale! Now until New Year’s day. All inventory must go, so check out the promotion.
When you have a couple of free hours over the holidays, check out this holiday beverage whodunit from Chris Fastie. According to Chris, “Those who submit correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize to be determined after I see whether anybody submits the correct answer.” So enter away!
January’s OpenHour topic will be ENERGY! Join us at the OpenHour page.
New and ongoing projects
Measuring photosynthesis using the PhotosynQ MultispeQ device: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/12-15-2014/multispeq-fluorescence
Results of Wetland Watchers mapping event from December 12th: http://publiclab.org/notes/eustatic/12-16-2014/wetland-watchers-map-note-12-dec-2014
Testing and modifying the thermal flashlight, notes from Northeastern University students: http://publiclab.org/tag/thermal-flashlight
Research Note highlights
- Pollution to Solution: Calibrating Ozone Sensor (posted by epongrat)
- Having fun while exploring a sinking world (posted by eymund)
- Inquiry: Capturing and locating local yeast (posted by Charmstrong)
- 3D printed jar attachment for water-quality monitoring (posted by markwh)
- Question: spectrometer design (posted by deforme)
- Side Scan Sonar: towards a low cost benthic mapping tool (posted by wward1400)
Wiki edit highlights
Additions to the Gardening Toolkit guide
Hot topics on the mailing lists
Public Lab now has a Portuguese mailing list! Join it here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/publiclab-portugues
Are food deserts also food monocultures?
Public Lab in the media
Check out this episode of Creek Scene Investigators (CSI) from Public Lab TV. Investigation of the cold case on the murder of Freddy, the fish. Eymund of the Gowanus CSI team revisits the evidence to solve this case.
If anything was missed, please post a research note or email the lists. Have a great holiday season everyone! Shannon
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