SpaceGeek Weight & Real-Age Test

6a00d8341bf7f753ef00e54f3343498834-800wi Take this totally cool Spacegeek test and find out how much you weigh on Venus or Mars and find out how much the Universe has expanded since your birth on Planet Earth. Spacegeek Test Link.

Here's the cosmic expansion since I was born:

I have orbited the Sun 32 times
the Earth has spun on itself 11975 times
224 new stars were born in the Milky Way galaxy
the Universe has expanded by a distance equivalent to 20 Solar Systems.

Jason McManus

http://spacegeek.org/calc.shtml


"Do Humans Have 23 years to Go?" Play Superstruct and Find Out -Invent the Future!

London_2019_2 The Institute for the Future is inviting the world to play Superstruct,the worlds first massively multi-player forecasting game. It’s not just about envisioning the future—it’s about inventing the future, creating superstructures to solve and counter super threats facing the  planet.

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The Geocaching Explosion-A GPS & Web-based Treasure Hunt

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As of today, there are 414,424 active geocaches worldwide. In the last 7 days, there have been 286,236 new logs written by 41,903 Geocache.com account holders.

Geocaching a high-tech spin-off of hide-and-seek, is a combination of old-school pirate treasure hunt with GPS devices and the Internet helping track down the booty. Players hide a cache, called microcaches, usually a waterproof container with a logbook and a handful of prizes inside, post coordinates and clues on the Web, and the hunt begins.

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BBC's New Interactive Climate Challenge Game

The BBC plans to launch an interactive climate change game entitled “Climate Challenge” on its interactive network January 16th. Climate Challenge builds on the BBC's Climate Chaos collaboration with www.climateprediction.net - the world's largest computing experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century.

Climate_change_game_bbc_1  Climate Challenge players will log on, take “the hot seat” and attempt to guide Europe from 2000 to 2100 while all the time making choices that could make the difference between a safe or dangerous future for humanity. Climate Challenge will be launched on the BBC Science and Nature website.

The choices made by each Climate Challenge player are the real ones that government also has to tackle. Can you juggle the demands of running a country? Can you deliver food, water, and clean energy for a hundred years? Would your ideas save the planet? Or will you just get voted out of power as you make the wrong choices?

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