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2009-01-03

Science_122

Entry: Exploration and Research
Focus: NASA



NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world for almost 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?
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http://www.nasa.gov/

Technology_118

Entry: Digital Rights
Focus: Electronic Frontier Foundation



From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990, well before the Internet was on most people's radar, and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today.
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http://www.eff.org/

Technology_117

Entry: Democracy and Technology
Focus: CDT



The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
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http://www.cdt.org/

2008-12-28

Art_131

Entry: Art and Technology
Focus: Studio Roosegaarde



Studio Roosegaarde is the home of artist Daan Roosegaarde which explores the dynamic relation between space, technology and people. Studio Roosegaarde is an artistic laboratory for unique art & technology projects.
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http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/

Architecture_122

Entry: Spatial Design
Focus: Live Architecture



LaN focuses on Digital Design and Fabrication as a means to forwarding composite processes/collaborations driving architectural development. LaN recognizes the power of digital fabrication, not merely as a toolset of a high technical caliber, but as the driver of particular groupings of resources–an organization of human, economic, and material assets varying widely based on project circumstances.
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http://www.livearchitecture.net/

Book_57

Entry: Post-Fossil Fuel Era
Focus: Energy Design for Tomorrow



The challenges facing the 21st century are staggering: rapidly increasing population, mounting social instability due to global imbalances of wealth and welfare, resource scarcity and resulting conflicts related to their exploitation and distribution, and certainly the ongoing distress of the environment as a whole. This book presents the background for a broader understanding of the medium-range and a long-range change in our energy landscape, and on the other it provides the basis for avenues required to enable us to design strategies based on local conditions and individual geographical locations. In this series, this new book is an attempt to illustrate how modern architecture needs to be adaptive to energy conditions and how design and technology can be blended successfully.
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http://www.axelmenges.de/buch/Daniels-Hammann_Design.pdf