Why Google's Schmidts Back Ocean Research

Most philanthropists ask scientists to submit their research proposals in hopes of getting ahold of a pot of funding. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is taking a different approach. He and his wife, Wendy, want to hear your pitch for how you'd use a different kind of resource — the 83-meter former fishery protection vessel they have retrofitted with state-of-the-art ocean research capabilities.

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Check out the Moore Foundation's Giant Telescope

The approval process for construction of one of the world’s most powerful telescopes — with the backing of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — is on the home stretch after plans earned the blessing this week of the Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources.

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