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Accidental Discovery Leads to Technology that Could Save Billions

University of Oregon researchers' "very bad day" in the lab leads to the foundation of a new startup company, SupraSensor who developed a new type of wireless sensor that can measure the amount of nitrogen in the soil. The new sensor could potentially reduce the amount of fertilizer applied by 30% or more, saving farmers and growers in fertilizer costs while minimizing environmental water pollution and reducing energy demand by more efficiently applying the energy-intensive nutrient.

Read more at the University of Oregon's website.