Harvard-NTL is proud to announce a joint challenge with NASA, Planetary Resources, and topcoder in the first of many prized-based algorithm tournaments that will help citizen scientists find and track near earth objects such as asteroids. This challenge tasks competitors to develop a significantly improved algorithm to identify asteroids in images from ground-based telescopes. The winning solution will increase the detection sensitivity, minimize the number of false positives, ignore imperfections in the data, and run effectively on all computers Asteroids pose both a possible threat and… Read more about NASA announces NTL's Asteroid Data Hunter Challenge
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United today announced the winners of the Model Challenge, the final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Run in collaboration with the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation and TopCoder, the Model Challenge asked innovative problem solvers to create algorithmic models that can help forecast when and where mass atrocities are likely to occur. USAID and Humanity United hope that human rights organizations… Read more about Innovative Thinkers from Around the World Create New Technologies for Predicting Mass Atrocities
Unlike TCP(Transmission Control Protocol), RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), or UDP (User Diagram Protocol), the new protocol needs to be able to handle all kinds of disruption without losing data or security.
So now, NASA and others are working on DTN: Disruption Tolerant Networking, a new architecture that takes into account stuff like massive distances, interference from stars, low-power devices, planetary rotation, you name it.
You can also join us for a Google hangout! Albert Lin, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and UC San Diego Research Scientist, Karim Lakhani, Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and Jason Crusan, the Director of NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems will discuss the challenge in detail at 1:00pm EDT on Friday, September 13th . Learn how crowdsourcing and open innovation can be applied to create machine learning algorithms that accelerate historical discoveries and how NASA assesses satellite imagery. To join the hangout, visit NASA… Read more about Google Hangout with NASA, Harvard, and UCSD
Algae are natural components of marine and fresh water flora performing many roles that are vital for the health of ecosystems. However, excessive growth of algae becomes a nuisance to users of water bodies for recreation activities and to drinking water providers. Excessively dense algal growth could alter the quantity and quality of light in the water column. Some types of algae may also cause harm through the release of toxins. When conditions like light availability, warm weather, low turbulence and high nutrient levels are favorable, algae can rapidly multiply causing “blooms.” When… Read more about EPA Cyanobacteria Predictive App Challenge