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Robot mussels help measure the effects of climate change | Engadget

The mussels you see on the shoreline might not just be soaking up some rays… they could be key to studying climate change. An research team haspublished data from robotic mussels whose sensors have been collecting temperatures for the past 18 years in a bid to monitor climates around the world…

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