Myriad Sensors launched a first of its kind Citizen Science experiment to test what happens to packages as they are shipped through the mail. The experiment will involve hundreds of packages and millions of data points as sensors travel to people around the globe. Data will include the temperature, humidity, pressure, and orientation of the package measured every 10 minutes during the journey. Analysis of the complex system for global shipping has never before been possible at this scale, with this many parameters, and with high accuracy measurements. The experiment could also provide key insights for fragile or sensitive shipments such as wine, food, medicine, musical instruments, and electronic equipment. The data will be open source, anonymous, and anyone in the world can participate.

Source: What happens to your mail? Myriad Sensors will ship thousands of sensors in global citizen science