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NASA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Earth and Space Air Prize Winner

NASA is hoping to use new aerosol monitoring technology to keep astronauts breathing easy.  The agency, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), selected Applied Particle Technology, LLC from St. Louis, Missouri, as the $100,000 grand-prize winner of its Earth and Space Air Prize Competition. Competing teams were asked to develop robust, durable, inexpensive, efficient, lightweight, and easy-to-use sensors to detect tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, and monitor air quality for space and Earth environments. (more…)

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