The website published a number of stories today touching on the government shutdown and a recent NASA program which centered around public participation.
The government shutdown might prevent the State Department from completing a review of TransCanada‘
The State Department is set to conduct an environmental review of the pipeline that would connect Canada’s oil sands to Texas refineries.
The department consults the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior during the review process and was expected to issue a final report in mid-October.
The draft report will be open for comment from eight agencies for 90 days before President Obama determines whether to approve the project.
NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from 9,147 worldwide public participants.
Teams used open data platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and NASA-built Django application in order to collaborate with each other.
Participants developed such technologies as satellite models for NASA’s Mars exploration, data visualizations for national air traffic control, a weather app that leverages data from Mars and an underwater planetary rover.
One team built an application that generated more than $15 million in return on investment for NASA.
NASA conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization and mobile applications.
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