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Valarm interfaces with Yoctopuce USB modules to monitor: CO2 VOCs (volatile organic compounds) Ambient temperature Relative humidity Barometric pressure Solar radiation Any sensor using electrical resistance We’re working on integrating the entire line of Yoctopuce sensors and actuators in order to greatly extend Valarm’s environmental monitoring (and response!) capabilities. Valarm is an Android app and integrated web tools suite that gathers real time environmental data using external sensors. For example, a farmer can place a Valarm-based sensor web on their farm and compare plant health with micro-environmental phenomena related to the topography of the study landscape.
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies. The Institute offers short-term workshops and two-year certificate courses in biomimicry for professionals, and helps to develop and share resources including biomimicry-related K-12 and university curricula used in a range of educational venues, from K-12 classrooms to universities, as well as informal settings such as zoos, aquariums and museums. The Institute also serves as a resource for biological researchers around the world and a clearinghouse for their insights, data, and reports.
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