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99 Luftballons.... MIT Wins DARPA Contest !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 07, 2009 12:25PM
Ausegzeichnet ! MIT uses Social Networking to catch them all !
"(CNN) -- A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won $40,000 in a high-tech scavenger hunt on Saturday by discovering the location of 10 red weather balloons.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced that the MIT team was the first group in the contest to report the latitude and longitude coordinates of all 10 balloons, which were scattered across the United States."

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I wonder how they did it ? Twitter ? Viral Nena-grams ?
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Re: 99 Luftballons.... MIT Wins DARPA Contest !
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 07, 2009 12:35PM
DARPA has been pretty smart over the years in how they other people to do their research for them at bargain basement prices.
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Re: 99 Luftballons.... MIT Wins DARPA Contest !
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 07, 2009 12:55PM
Ah, spying.

So 1950s.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: 99 Luftballons.... MIT Wins DARPA Contest !
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 07, 2009 02:29PM
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freeradical
DARPA has been pretty smart over the years in how they other people to do their research for them at bargain basement prices.

Considering our tax dollars are funding DARPA, I'm all for cost savings!
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Re: 99 Luftballons.... MIT Wins DARPA Contest !
Posted by: Tofer
Date: December 07, 2009 03:48PM
One of the balloons was in Charlottesville, and I noticed it on a run the other day. Had I been that much more cognizant of what was going on (i.e., the contest), I might have reported it to the students at UVA who were trying to win the contest (friends of mine...)...oops.
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