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Darpa BallonDarpa, the Pentagon's research agency is offering $40,000 "to the first person or group to determine the locations of 10 red balloons," reports John Markoff in the New York Times (12/1/09). Darpa's objective "is to learn more about social behavior in computer networks and how large computer-connected teams use their resources and connections to compete." The balloons "will be visible from public roadways for a single day" in locations across "the continental United States."

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