Trash Tagging for Science at the Seattle Public Library

If you drive by Fourth Avenue and Spring Street on Wednesday, you might want to plug your nose: Seattle's Central Public Library is getting trashed for science. And you can help says the Seattle PI blog.

"They absolutely love this building," librarian Andra Addison said of the Boston researchers who will tag 50 pieces of trash with GPS transmitters there Wednesday.

The researchers, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Lab, are inviting Seattle residents to bring a piece of something to throw away -- be it in the trash or the recycling bin ("try to be original," reads the invite) -- from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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