Hill designed a program written in Python that lets owners of the credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi to attach a USB camera and take pictures at given intervals. He called it PySnap. Hill won $1,000 for his efforts in the under-13 category.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that there’s no mention of July 2011 – what the Obama team used to call its “inflection point” for transitioning security to Afghan control. Instead, Petraeus writes that the war got “a further boost” by NATO countries committing to support “President Karzai’s goal of Afghan forces being in the lead throughout Afghanistan by the end of 2014.” (Some want a “strategic partnership” with Afghanistan “beyond 2014” as well, he notes.)
Wood has been challenging the bounds of traditional cartography for decades. “The scale, the legend, all that stuff, they’re authority trappings, they’re like badges on a cop. They say, ‘I am a serious cartographic document and you are to take me seriously,” Wood says in the film. “That’s a bunch of crap, and I wanted to get rid of it.”
AEI’s Federalism Project argues that the U.S. national government is an institution that has usurped powers not delegated to it in the Constitution – those powers should rightfully be reserved for states. One 1995 case is a favorite: U.S. v. Lopez, in which the Supreme Court overturned a federal gun law by ruling it “exceeds Congress’ Commerce Clause authority.”
A deal between Verizon and Intel could be completed as early as this week. The sale may be valued at less than $200 million, according to The Wall Street Journal, well below the chip maker’s reported asking price of $500 million.
So who are these guys? Despite the fact that the group works out of Johnson, under the auspices of NASA, Eagleworks still only runs on $50,000 a year in funding. “That’s not enough to conduct a high-quality experimental research program,” says Davis. “They’d need $1.5 million, $2 million for five, six, seven years.”
Widgetbox is one of several companies competing in the growing “widget” marketplace. The company provides a platform for developers to create widgets – small programs that can be embedded in web pages, MySpace profiles and Facebook pages – and to distribute them throughout the internet, primarily via social networks. According to the press release, Widgetbox currently hosts 26,000 developers and reaches 28 million users every month.
Don a headset to play an online game and you’ll hear all manners of slurs.
Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr hailed this approach last year in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “The mobile technologies that have revolutionized the American workplace are now transforming our education system,” he wrote. “For years entrepreneurs and educators have been pushing to bring education technology into the classroom, but adoption has often been slow. Now the education tech landscape is shifting toward mobile devices and new, free and easy-to-use services.”
As KidWind evolved, Arquin began to see a dearth of classroom-appropriate wind energy hardware. “There were a lot of products out there but they were like 300, 500 dollars,” Arquin said. “Not anything you’d want to bring into a classroom.” As a result, he began making and selling more basic kits. One project requires students to modify and arrange the blades of a turbine, and measure the electrical output with a volt meter to determine the ideal configuration. Another tips its hat to windmills of old by seeing how much weight can be hoisted by wind power alone.
“It’s a far more subtle way of addressing the product,” said Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis at NPD, adding that Microsoft needs a magic bullet if Zune is to catch up with the iPod. “The expression angle mixed with the social aspect of the product are two ways they’re looking to differ from the energetic personal experience that Apple has driven … with the iPod.”