Monday, May 14, 2012

Build ‘The Ultimate NASA App’ Using its Data



NASA collects and publishes thousands of data points every month: images of lunar craters, spectrum analysis of far-away stars, rocket telemetry and so on. Now, the space agency wants to create apps that let people do a variety of things with those data, but first it wants to figure out exactly what people would want from NASA apps.
Its solution? NASA, alongside online development competition community TopCoder, has built the “NASA Tournament Lab,” a competition-based coding platform that encourages students and educators with a wide range of programming ability to design apps using NASA data for prizes.

MORE: http://mashable.com/2012/05/14/nasa-ultimate-app/

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