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2006-04-09

Science_51

Entry: Ocean Bacterium
Focus: NOAA



NOAA Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm. It provides public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment. The site provides a platform to follow explorations in near real-time, learn about exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the colourful multimedia gallery, read about NOAA’s 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.
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http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/

Science_50

Entry: Space
Focus: Science@NASA



The Science@NASA websites' stories range from astronomy and astrophysics to living in space to Earth science to physical sciences and biology. From microscopic scale, to human scale, to astronomical scale, NASA science covers them all! Cutting edge physics for space transportation beyond rocketry and computer applications to improve weather forecasts.
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http://science.nasa.gov/

Art_40

Entry: Art vs Science
Focus: TimesUp



Time's Up believe that pop science will never satisfactorily explain the reactions of the individual to their dependence upon biomechanics, control, perception and their resulting chain reactions. Together with international specialists (artists, researchers, biomechanics, etc.) Time's Up produces situations that investigate the impact of these three factors upon the individual. They choose a form of situationist research, the reappropriated term pseudo/science is carried as a tocsin to those who expect dullard institutionalisation or foundationless fantasy.
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http://timesup.org/

Architecture_37

Entry: Boat Design
Focus: Mirabellayachts



The largest single masted yacht in the world became a reality in May 2004. Mirabella V was launched in November of 2003 and her mast was stepped six weeks later. She proceeded to the Mediterranean in June and completed five weeks charter in her first season. This revolutionary composite super yacht presented unique challenges to the leading designers and engineers involved in her creation. Performance was a key demand of this pioneering vessel, with special emphasis on windward capability, and her brief had called for a speed exceeding 20 knots under sail. This ground breaking yacht incorporates every facility for the luxury corporate and private charter market.
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http://www.mirabellayachts.com/

Science_49

Entry: Wind direction!
Focus: Yes2Wind



A UN panel of scientists and over 160 governments agree that the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) is causing our climate to change dramatically. Clean, renewable forms of energy, such as wind power, are essential if we are to tackle climate change. They are also vital in ending the threat of nuclear power, which would leave a legacy of nuclear waste that will remain a threat to our health and the environment for hundreds of thousands of years.
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http://yes2wind.com/

Science_48

Entry: Sustainable Future
Focus: Friends of the Earth



The largest grassroots environmental network in Europe campaigning for sustainable solutions to benefit the planet, people and our common future united by a common belief in strong grassroots activism and effective national and international advocacy. The European branch of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network uniting 73 national member organisations and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.
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http://www.foeeurope.org/

Art_39

Entry: Portal
Focus: Core77



Since 1995 Core77.com has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.
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http://www.core77.com/

Technology_30

Entry: Fist Aid
Focus: Concrete Canvas



Concrete Canvas is a rapidly deployable shelter that requires only water and air for construction. It can be deployed by a person without any training in under 40 minutes and is ready to us in 12 hrs.
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http://www.concretecanvas.org.uk/

Architecture_36

Entry: Urbanism
Focus: Trees for Cities



Trees for Cities is an independent charity set up in 1993 to work with local communities on tree planting projects. Our aim is to tackle global warming, create social cohesion and beautify our cities through tree planting, community, education and training initiatives in urban areas of greatest need.
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http://www.treesforcities.org/

Technology_29

Entry: Radio
Focus: Rare Frequency



Rare Frequency is a radio show devoted to experimental, electronic, improv, noise, and quasi pop music, with the occasional non sequitur thrown in for good measure. The show is broadcast every Thursday from 7-10pm EST on WZBC Newton 90.3 FM, a broadcast service of Boston College, as part of its No Commercial Potential (a.k.a. NCP) block of programming.
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http://www.rarefrequency.com/

Art_38

Entry: Portal
Focus: Dia



Dia Art Foundation was founded in 1974, a non-profit institution, Dia plays a vital role among visual-arts organizations nationally and internationally by initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects, and by serving as a locus for interdisciplinary art and criticism.
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http://www.diaart.org/