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Water sensor research is inspired by nature

Strider-like water sensor being developed to help detect contaminants in water.
Strider-like water sensor being developed to help detect contaminants in water.

June 25, 2014

When an oil pipeline burst near Kalamazoo in the summer of 2010, an estimated one million gallons of crude leaked into Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. Contaminants snaked along in sinuous patterns, eventually winding through 35 miles of waterways during one of the costliest spills in the country’s history.

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