Climate change is very real and Mother Nature gives us regular warnings through hurricanes, unseasonal rains and melting glacial ice shelfs. To track the changes in our environment and study climate change patterns, researcher from Northwestern University have embedded sensors in robotic mussels or ‘robomussels’ which look like the real deal in terms of shape, size and colour. The miniature built-in sensors track temperatures inside the mussel bed reports Engadget.
Over the last 18 years, every 10 to 15 minutes, scientists have been tracking the temperatures around the robomussels’ environment and physiological impact of global climate change. Armed with data over two decades, the scientists are able to track unusual changes in warming from the sensor readings.