TIL the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds developed a ‘splatometer’ for insect analysis. Which is a post card-sized piece of plastic attached to a car that catches bugs as one drives.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3032476.stm

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  1. Yeah, this is a really useful tool and has alarmingly shown that insect abundance at various places in Europe has plunged by up to 80% in two decades.

  2. I just like the simplicity of this idea.

    People have cars and cars get splattered with bugs. We need to count bugs. Therefore we can just count the splattered bug on cars.

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