Tularemia - yeah, I wondered about that too
The really disturbing thing is that these sensors are put up and then there is apparently no process for actually doing anything or notifying anyone when they go off.
Speculations on astronomy, astrophysics, news I find interesting,
theoretical issues, science and science policy.
In particular: gravitational radiation sources, black holes, planets and astrobiology.
I will digress into computational physics, science fiction and general issues and basically whatever I feel like whenever.
And, of course, cats.
Steinn Sigurðsson is an astrophysicist at Penn State.