A $40,000 online challenge proposed by the US government has been won by a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - just hours after it was launched.
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The Darpa Network Challenge, which took place on Saturday, offered a cash prize for the first group to successfully locate 10 large red weather balloons hidden at a string of secret locations across the US.
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That's pretty cool, I hope something like this translates into a system where we can find abducted kids easier. Not that finding balloons ain't worth it.
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