DARPA's giant red balloons officially at large
- DARPA is holding its Network Challenge to mark the 40th anniversary of the Internet. The competition is meant to explore the roles the Internet and social networking play in the timely communication, wide-area team-building, and urgent mobilization required to solve broad-scope, time-critical problems.
So, good luck to everyone involved. If you happen to stumble across one this weekend, consider reporting it to a group that's playing for charity. Just make sure it's not a red balloon some kid let go of first.
UPDATE: DARPA: WE HAVE A WINNER!
MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team
(closest red balloon that was launched was in
Tonsler Park, Charlottesville, VA