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Space Elevator Games – year 2

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Sue hasn’t mentioned the Space Elevator Games yet this year so here goes nothing. The second year of the Space Elevator games can be described simply as impressive. The games are divided into two competitions: 1) tether strength and 2) climbing a tether. No one took home the cash ($200k) in either of the two […]

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Life on Mars…..?

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Honestly, we just don’t know. Apparently the basis of most of our belief in the lack of life on Mars might be bad data. The Viking Mars Mission from 30 years ago flew close enough to Mars to see if it could remotely detect signs of life. Apparently scientists have reproduced the technology the Viking […]

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Enhanced podcast now in iTunes

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As of today you can follow this link to the enhanced AAC version of the podcast on iTunes. While I am sure the MP3 version will always be more popular, I like being able to include images and links in the enhanced version. Of course you can still use the enhanced AAC RSS feed if […]

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dl.tv talks geoweb

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Still catching up on the last couple of episodes of dl.tv. On the Oct 17 episode around 25 minutes in Patrick is “foiled by the mapping gods” when demoing Maps24 🙂 . They also talk a bit about local.live.com. Head out and check out the tech goodness.

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Largest Image on the Web?

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This site has a nice photographic representation of The Parete Gaudenziana. So nice, to properly represent it, they decided to go with a 8.6 Gigapixel image! Of course, the Gigapixel Project has been documenting large photos for awhile, but I believe most of their work is in the single gigapixel range. This sucker is over […]

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We will rock you (planetary)

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There is an article in CNN today about Brian May from Queen. “He gave up his PHD studies in interplanetary dust to help form Queen but now, almost four decades on, he has come full circle to co-write “Bang! The Complete History of the Universe” with astronomers Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. “To me it […]