I just found this article after we recorded this week’s podcast, where we discuss blogs, podcasts and other digital media and their role in disseminating information related to geography and geospatial technologies
Read the article from ABCNews.com here
Inspired by Serenity the Movie, Main Topic: Terraforming. Apologies for the sound quality
That’ s right, a space elevator. This is a serious effort from a number of groups to develop an elevator that could be used to transport stuff – and people – between the earth and space. Conceptually it is a 62,000 mile carbon nanotube composite ribbon that will use mechanical lifters moving up and down the ribbon. It has progessed to the point that LiftPort, one of the companies involved, completed a successful 1,000 foot test of the ribbon and lifter on Sept. 20th.
You can check out their staff blog here
EarthSLOT uses a Google Earth like viewer called TerrExplorer by SkyLine. This is work based on an NSF grant by Matt Nolan at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Via Ogle Earth