Gallery: Black Cloud Citizen Scientist League

 

If you ever listened to the old radio show “The Shadow”, you know that the central caped crusader had a legion of agents, who all kept in communication with him using sparkling rings. Though its central figure is not a masked hero, but a cuddly mass of polluted air, the Black Cloud Citizen Scientist League has a similar feel to it. The league distributes tiny pastel blue boxes – PuffTrons – that measure local air quality throughout the day and transmit their findings to a web server. The secret code includes levels of light, temperature, carbon dioxide, and VOCs.

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