There are any number of competitions being held globally to stimulate the minds of budding inventors and planet champions. Here’s one specifically for Africa from UNESCO, for which the deadline to submit an application is mid-November .
Some of the detail – - There are four programmes within the ANESI Mobility Programme: ANESI’s Student Exchange Programme, Researcher Exchange Programme, University/Industry Joint Training Programme and visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2015.
UNESCO’s Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, which aims to support the development of the next generation of Earth scientists in Africa who are equipped with the necessary tools, networks and perspectives to apply sound science to solving and benefiting from the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development, is implemented through ANESI.
Click on the logo below to learn the details:
There’s so much to be done to aid the development of the nations which make up this continent. Will YOU be a contributor?
Does the idea of extraterrestrial life interest you? If so, here’s an opportunity to earn big bucks with design ideas for Mars habitation. Like they have in the past, the US governmental agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is putting it’s faith in humankind to come up with a viable idea to advance exploration of the planet Mars.
It’s purported that each piece of material gleaned from the Red Planet and put to use in building infrastructure will mean less that needs to be ferried some 140 million miles (225 million km) from Earth. NASA says this could equate to savings of more than US$100,000 per kg (2.2 lb) of cargo on each launch.
NASA has announced the top award at $10,000 to the brightest design idea for building a structure on Mars that uses in situ materials, along with $2,500 for two second-place submissions. The designs could consist of surface materials like rocks or soil, or even draw on the planet’s water supply.
NASA is taking submissions until December 3, with winners to be announced in late January 2016. So let your knowledge and imagination have free reign and, who knows, you could walk away with the top prize!
Click on the red planet for more detail about the challenge.
Chances are you’re already familiar with the term Internet of Things – and the acronym IOT – that keeps popping up all over in media of all kinds. In case you’re not…here’s a great definition from Technopedia
In 1999, Ashton said it best in this quote from an article in the RFID Journal:
“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things – using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best”.”
Many companies have been jumping on the IOT band-wagon. Here’s a nifty article and video from Hewlitt Packard that sums up their contribution:
The Internet of Things has exploded which means tremendous implications for apps, the cloud and the telecommunication service providers who keep it all connected.