NASA wants you to help find killer-asteroids
In a move that might one day save the world, if not bring out the best minds in amateur science, NASA put out a call to citizens and space geeks everywhere today: if you have ideas on how to locate or destroy killer-asteroids, we want to hear from you.
UnGrounded: British Airways Attempts to Bottle Some Startup Spirit
theodp writes "Bill Gates already called dibbs on polio, so British Airways had to settle for tackling the 'global misalignment of talent' problem, putting '100 of the most forward-thinking founders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and Silicon Valley game-changers' on a flight from San Francisco to London to 'innovate and collaborate to find an effective solution to this growing global challenge.' UnGroundedThinking.com showcases the winning concepts, which include Advisher (an online community to help foster women in STEM), INIT ('nutritional labels' to disclose products' 'STEM ingredients'), DGTL (rewards young women with fashionable clothes for completing coding challenges), Beacons in a Backpack (solar powered backpacks pre-loaded with videos, multimedia content, and game-powered educational tools that also serve as mobile hotspots for rural/remote areas), Tech21 (STEM education program aimed at 21-years-and-older post-college grads in the workforce), Certify.me (allows STEM talent from across ...
Mozilla's Science Lab aims to revitalise the scientific process
Mozilla has created an initiative that aims to further the use of digital research, open source technologies and the internet to help researchers improve and modernise the scientific process
Ad Giant WPP Takes Stake In Muzy, A Mobile Microblogging Startup With 20M Users
WPP, the advertising giant, is taking another step into the world of startup investments, this time specifically in mobile and social media. It is taking a stake in Muzy, a Pinterest-style social media platform that lets users incorporate links to images, games, text and more, which they then share with their friends, or with the world at large. The site has some 20 million users and is adding 1 million each month. Terms of the investment were not disclosed but we are trying to find out. That growth, however, and the facts that Muzy is social and mobile, are three indications of why WPP took an interest in the site. Muzy, founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, was founded by Andrew Chen (CEO) and Matt Rubens (CTO). Chen had also held positions at Mohr Davidow Ventures and Revenue Science, while Rubens, an engineer, has worked at Amazon.com, among other places. According to a release, the company will be using the funding to staff up — it currently employs less than 10 people — and ...
The Week: An Invisibility Cloak, a Melting Continent and Angry Legos
Recent developments in health and science news. This week: bending light, disappearing icebergs and emoting figurines.