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Added by Nathan Papke on March 29, 2010 at 12:57am — No Comments
I was doing some research into the Army's Land Warrior project and discussing it with a friend. The biggest challenge they face is how to power all the computer gear that the soldiers are expected to carry. Their solution is a great deal of batteries. That makes it heavy on top of all the gear a soldier carries anyway.
If a soldier is traveling by vehicle, the vehicle can power the computer gear. However, soldiers traveling by food don't have access to that power. My…Continue
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Hunger in Idaho is not due to a food shortage, but economics. Many of the high-tech jobs that kept citizens of Boise employed went away. Thousands were layed off from their jobs and had to make due with unemployment. With less money in the economy, it affected many others. The Hunger in Idaho 2010 report shows an increase of 59% in people needing food assistance since the Hunger in Idaho 2006 report.
Added by Nathan Papke on March 22, 2010 at 1:28am — No Comments
Japan isn't exactly known for its food production. When people think of Japan, they tend to think of video games, robotics, ninjas, and crazy animations. Almost all of the food that the citizens of Japan have in the year 2020 is imported. With such a food deficit, Japan relies on its exports. Unfortunately, shifts in the economy have reduced the price of technology and increased the price of food.
Unlike Africa, Japan doesn't have the land resources to increase its food…Continue
Added by Nathan Papke on March 21, 2010 at 2:10am — No Comments
Choosing a modern day innovator to follow seemed like a daunting task at first until I realized why I started playing EVOKE. I realized that with as much time as I like spending in video games, there must be some way of making that productive. A friend of mine told me about TED.com which is where I saw Jane McGonigal. The caption for her speech drew my attention and I selected it as my first TED video to watch.
Eventually, I would like to complete a 3D game engine that…Continue
Added by Nathan Papke on March 20, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments
Creating transparent technologies is one of the secrets of social innovation. When computers were first introduced to society, only a select few who had the desire were willing to learn the nuances of this technology to use it. They saw themselves as an elite class who possessed the knowledge required to gain access to something nobody else had. Eventually, computers became easier to use by implementing graphical user interfaces. Users no longer had to memorize arcane commands to invoke the…Continue
Added by Nathan Papke on March 20, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments