Global Space High Altitude Balloon Challenge

A wonderful gallery of pix from the recently concluded (April) High-Altitude Balloon competition, with entrants from around the world, from young makers to university students to engineers to old DIYers.

Gallery — Global Space Balloon Challenge via Adafruit.

Grandfather of Climate Climate Leaves NASA

We can’t look for an individual to replace him. Hansen is just one of a handful of people who built the whole foundation of current climate science.

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Not a moment too soon. After 46 years at Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the “grandfather of climate science” James Hansen is leaving NASA to focus more intensively on global climate change activism.

James Hansen retires from NASA : Nature News & Comment

Will Obama Take Decisive Action on Climate Change?

We don’t want to see Obama walk in and just play small ball again [on climate change]. He really needs to take this innovation problem on head on.