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  1. NASA Seeks Coders for Asteroid Hunt

    The U.S. space agency is searching for coders to assist in the hunt for asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Its Asteroid Data Hunter contest pits the technologically savvy against one another to identify asteroids captured by ground-based telescopes. The contest, which kicks off on March 17, seeks improved algorithms that increase the detection rate while minimizing false positives — with $35,000 up for grabs. While asteroid detection systems can currently only track about one percent of objects orbiting the sun, amateur astronomers may well be thinking: watch this space.

    Sources: BBCEconomic Times

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