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    $148 + MIT Student= Space pics normally reserved for NASA

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    Originally Posted by CNN
    Oliver Yeh is the kind of guy who cooks up ideas so kooky, so out-of-this-world, that even his fellow MIT students tend to roll their eyes when they hear them. But that never stops him. His latest concept -- to launch a camera into near-space using a weather balloon, a cell phone, hand warmers and a drink cooler -- fell flat when he sent out an e-mail message to dozens of his classmates, asking for help. Unfazed, Yeh managed to find one friend willing to chip in. And on September 2, the go-it-alone pair floated a balloon-camera high enough into the atmosphere to photograph the curvature of the Earth and the deep black of space, all on a lunch-money budget of $148.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/21/s...ort/index.html



    #2
    That's fricking awesome!
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      #3
      Awesome.
      Originally posted by z31maniac
      I just hate everyone.

      No need for discretion.

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        #4
        That is so fucking cool.
        Originally posted by LJ851
        I programmed my oven to turn off when my pizza was done, should i start a build thread?

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          #5
          Damn right! Stuff like this should be rewarded, give that man a job and see what else he can figure out...
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            #6
            Huh, and to think my 4th grade class tried to contact other people in different states with our balloons. Public education......

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              #7
              Originally posted by whysimon View Post
              Huh, and to think my 4th grade class tried to contact other people in different states with our balloons. Public education......
              Yea we did that in 5th grade, we wrote notes on them then left contact info, I think we got like 2 out of 20 responses.

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                #8
                Really fucking cool.

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                  #9
                  thats unreal!!
                  Tim.

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                    #10
                    MIT students are a different breed. Some of the undergrads who came through my lab were really something else.
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