NASA Contest Winners Offer Microclimate Data on Earth and Spinach on Mars

By Joseph Marks

May 22, 2013

The “galactic impact” winner of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge crowd sources micro-climate data, using volunteers and low-cost sensors, to give a much richer portrait of weather patterns across a city.

The NASA Greener Cities Project, produced by a team of developers from Gothenburg, Sweden, has the greatest “potential to significantly improve life on earth or in the universe,” the Space Apps challenge organizers said in a blog post Wednesday.

Other winners of NASA’s second space apps challenge held April 20 and 21 include:

All the apps were built with open data provided by NASA. 


By Joseph Marks

May 22, 2013

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