Space Elevator Games

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This weekend, NASA is offering its first Centennial Challenge, with $100,000 up for grabs. Ten teams will compete at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California in events related to space elevator development, including the Beam Power Challenge and the Tether Challenge. Via MSNBC.com

Latest on the Internet control dispute

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A resolution has been introduced in the US Senate to back the Bush administration’s efforts to stop the UN from taking some of the control of the Internet away from the US. It basically says that the Senate will support the US efforts in the negotiations in Tunisia, but at least they are aware of […]

Mapping the Universe

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If you think it’s ambitious to map the entire earth, check out the Sloan Digital Sky Survey According to their website: “the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. The survey will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than […]

GITA on workforce readiness grant

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Glenn over at GISUser spoke with Bob Samborski, Executive President of GITA, on the DOL funding workforce readiness. Mr Samborski outlined 5 key steps for conducting this study. “1. Getting a grip on understanding geospatial and defining it 2. Communication and public outreach – this approach will serve to identify what kinds of skills are […]

Green Map System

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According to their website, ” The Green Map System (GMS) is a locally adaptable, globally shared framework for environmental mapmaking.” Basically, it’s a collaborative worldwide project that is collecting Green Map projects together on one website and also offers tips and examples on using Green Maps in local community planning and education. They’ve already got […]