viernes, 19 de marzo de 2010


Figure: SPATRAM (Spectrometer for Atmospheric TRAcers Monitoring) installed since April 2004 at the University of Evora , Portugal.

Since 1999, DTA is involved in the development of new remote-sensing equipment, in particular Uv-Vis Spectrometers (Figure), devoted to the monitoring of atmospheric compounds (specifically, gaseous compounds as Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3) in the Stratosphere and in “passive mode” (meaning that the source of radiation is the Sun). The spectrometers used in “Active Mode” (the source of radiation is artificial – i.e. Halogen Lamps) can also perform measurements of tropospheric pollutants as BTX, Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and again NO2 and O3.

Reference sent by André Albuquerque.

lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010


RateTales is an installation with a large floor projection and camera tracking system, creating a space for interaction among people and a computer-generated swarm of rats. Every rat as well as each visitor has a tail made of letters displaying various quotes about rats. The rats will flee from visitors but attack them from behind. With his rat-tail the individual joins a race, he may perceive as a disgust and a threat.

It is a project of TheGreenEyl

Reference sent by Irma Földényi.