Ross Beyer, research scientist at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute leads a small squad of software engineers that develops the Neo-Geography Toolkit (http://irg.arc.nasa.gov/ngt), a collection of software tools for the automated processing of maps, images, and other geospatial data. They entered the NASA-wide 'Software of the Year' competition in 2013 and received an 'Honorable Mention'.
By Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer
Bill Nye decided to be a fireman this week.
You know the bromide about firefighters, right? Unlike us, they run into burning buildings. Well, Nye took on creationist Ken Ham in a few hours of emotional debate this week about the merits of "creation science."