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San Diego Startup – Disaster Emergency Site

Cast your vote on ideablob for Disaster Emergency Information Site! By voting, you can help the team win $10,000 to support the project.

Description: Aggregate emergency/disaster information from every media source including tv, radio, blogs, twitter, and more. Published on one page per disaster and then separated into neighborhoods where pertinent, this website could put the info into the hands of the people who need it most.

I have a team already working on the first phase of a project which would aggregate both major media sources (tv, radio, etc) as well as citizen journalists (via blogs, twitter, etc) and republish the information about disasters and emergencies into SMS, email, web, and other mediums.

The point of this site is to act as a central hub for getting information quickly about your area in times of disaster.

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NEWS: NASA to hold press conference on the state of the sun

This is unusual. A live media teleconference on the sun. Even more unusual is this statement:

The sun’s current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system.

As you may recall, I posted an entry about the Ulysses mission back on June 16th and the findings of a lowered magnetic field in the sun, from the JPL press release then:

Ulysses ends its career after revealing that the magnetic field emanating from the sun’s poles is much weaker than previously observed.  This could mean the upcoming solar maximum period will be less intense than in recent history.

NASA will hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses mission that reveals the sun’s solar wind is at a 50-year low. The sun’s current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system.  more>>