@InnocentiveCEO - New $30K NASA Competition on InnoCentive.com! Data Driven Forecasting of Solar Events. http://tinyurl.com/yejas7r
To expand on that tweet, here's the NASA Innovation Pavilion on Innocentive. Currently, the challenges there are:
Mechanism for a Compact Aerobic and Resistive Exercise Device - $20,000
Improved Barrier Layers ... Keeping Food Fresh in Space - $15,000
Data-Driven Forecasting of Solar Events - $30,000
Electronic Rocketeer December 2009 - National Association of Rocketry: This includes a description of a new prize, the NAR High Power Technology Award:
... a $500 award for the NAR member who has demonstrated the most outstanding innovation or accomplishment in a flight project (which flew during calendar year 2009) involving high power rocketry.
Also see the competition information on page 19 here: NAR This is Rocketry (2009) (PDF)
Here's a new twitter account I'll be adding to my Twitter list:
@PTScientists - New post at GLXP. Check us out at the 26C3! http://tiny.cc/8ZLRS
@csf_spaceflight - Centennial Challenges, Spaceport Infrastructure, and Suborbital Science to Receive Funds from NASA & FAA: http://is.gd/5xA0K
@ikluft - Scientific American article on #DARPA Network Challenge, focus on MIT + GTRI, other teams similar http://is.gd/5xHKF
@tedprize - Search for extraterrestrial life gains momentum around the world - http://bit.ly/8OoFzQ
Briefs: Team Selenokhod; 2009 space review; GAO on ISS - RLV News
Google Map Maker Global Competition - Google:
Add the most universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics with high quality into Google Map Maker, and your efforts will win $50,000 for UNICEF's work empowering young people through technology in your homeland.
The winner also gets a VIP UNICEF tour, a trip to the Google Super Mappers conference, and their content added to Google Maps.
Links: GeoVation, Greenhouse gas world graph, Tiger Woods home - Google Earth Blog - This link collection includes:
GeoVation: GeoVation, the Ordnance Survey-supported community aiming to promote innovative uses of geography, launched its competition in October by asking people to think of how mapping could help address some of the world's big challenges. ...
From the NASA Aeronautics Design Challenges/Competitions page:
NASA Aeronautics 2009-2010 Student Competition Focuses on Rescue Rotorcraft
High school and college students are invited to explore how rotorcraft can be even more effective in rescue operations. ...
To meet rescue and firefighting requirements, the vehicles should be amphibious, carry 50 passengers, and gather/expel water. The University level involves a design; the high school level involves either a design or an analysis of capabilities.