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Wayne State University

Call it a smart buoy.

A team of graduate students from Wayne State University in Detroit has developed a more efficient way to detect contaminants in Lake Erie in an ongoing effort to clean the water.

By putting in-house manufactured sensors inside a buoy that can instantly read and send data, the Wayne State team, MicroBuoy, captured the top prize at the 2017 Erie Hack Water Innovation Summit in Cleveland.

The Erie Hack competition, which included $100,000 in prizes, unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges,

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