Students for a Smarter Planet and IBM’s Systems and Technology Group are supporting challenges this fall at three universities: Rice, Oregon State and North Carolina State. Each school will run an internal competition for students to develop open source code for the IBM POWER microprocessor architecture. Also visit the OpenPOWER Foundation to learn more.
Watch Bountysource regularly for the change to earn cash for developing bug fixes or features. We’ll be adding bounties often, so if you miss a chance, come back for the next.
A student research team at the University of South Florida has developed a novel system to treat extremely problematic wastes by recovering Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) to create potentially high quality fertilizers while also generating energy (as methane) from the waste. Fertilizers are sustainably created, offsetting any need to create conventional fertilizers. Conventional fertilizers require mining of important nutrients such as phosphate, which generates extremely harmful environmental impacts and often creates wastelands on the mine site. Funds will be used for the next phase of the project.