Outernet is proposing to broadcast information, via satellite, to portable base stations that are also wireless networks. The wireless networks would be free and open to the very poor around the world. Outernet wants to provide information equality to those poor people. They mean well, I suppose. And it’s a very interesting idea they’re pursuing with some […]Read More Providing Information Equality with Satellites
Wired just posted these pictures to their site. These are apparently from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellites and International Space Station astronauts. So you can see images like the one below: Unlike the DigitalGlobe ones, you can only look at these pictures, not vote on which one you like. But they’re interesting […]Read More NASA Earth Image pictures
When it is a museum-piece being shuttled by an airplane to its resting place. Digitalglobe’s twitter-feed just sent this out. A little sad picture of the past (almost a year ago). Note the artifacting of the image in the photo? The way Digitalglobe explain it is the aircraft is moving fast during the time their […]Read More A shadow of the future: When is a space shuttle not a space shuttle?