“NASA wants you and your smartphone to help it address global problems,” Adam Mann reports for Wired.
“On Sept. 20, the agency announced the International Space Apps Competition asking scientists, engineers, and ordinary citizens to develop apps for smartphones, desktops, and websites that use publicly released scientific data to study things like weather-related hazards and other pressing issues,” Mann reports. “Developers are asked to get involved and come up with ideas that make use of NASA’s large database in novel ways.”
Mann reports, “Already, new plans are being posted to website. One user suggests using satellite imaging data to study growth patterns around cities and plan infrastructure for future growth, while another proposes creating a public catalog of Earth science observations to assist in climate modeling and weather analysis.”
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[Attribution: msnbc.com. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]