Spectre 341 Challenge 2011 Part 1 – Intro The Hill

It’s a race that defies logic — an old Nevada mining town straight out of a Sergio Leone Western flick, a wild cast of characters, German supercars, Italian exotics, home-brewed racers, vintage muscle cars and even a few helicopter cameraships — all racing up a 5.2 mile mountain road with 500-foot drop-offs and no guard rails. The 2011 Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge hill climb, held in Virginia City, Nevada (aka the Nürburgring of Nevada) is in the record books, logging 48 drivers, 391 runs and five new members of the exclusive Spectre 3:41 Club. It was a wild success.
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Adrenaline Challenge Elite High School All Star Game

Game Time Footage presents…. the full 2012 Adrenaline Challenge Elite HS Game with commentary by Rory Doucette and Sean Mcgonigle! Show college coaches what you’ve got!!! Check out www.GameTimeFootage.com to purchase game film and highlights. http;//www.gametimefootage.com DON’T FORGET TO: Subscribe to TLN for more great lacrosse content! LIKE TLN on Facebook www.facebook.com Follow TLN on Twitter www.twitter.com And Check Out: www.thelacrossenetwork.com

Example 2008 Digital Photo Challenge Entry

Example 2008 Digital Photo Challenge Entry
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Image by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The act of transforming an unused rail corridor into a trail is a complex process. Everyday, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy works with communities and partners like you to create a nationwide network of trail systems for the public. With your help, our online mapping initiative will allow users to find rail-trails anywhere in the nation!

The County Line Trail in West Virgina is a great example of how our mapping initiative works. Our staff mapped this rail-trail (and surrounding rail-trails) last November using handheld Garmin GPS units. When they returned to the office the GIS information was downloaded into our geospacial database and we created a map. Now this remote trail can be easily accessed using Google Maps driving directions. Visit our trail finder Web site: www.traillink.com and view the County Line Trail’s interactive map.

MIT’s “Talos” robocar, the 4th place finalist in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

MIT’s “Talos” robocar, the 4th place finalist in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
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Image by Chris Devers
This autonomous vehicle was MIT’s entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Pasting from the Wikipedia page about the 2007 competition:

The third competition of the DARPA Grand Challenge[3], known as the "Urban Challenge", took place on November 3, 2007 at the site of the now-closed George Air Force Base (currently used as Southern California Logistics Airport), in Victorville, California (Google map).[1] The course involved a 96 km (60-mile) urban area course, to be completed in less than 6 hours. Rules included obeying all traffic regulations while negotiating with other traffic and obstacles and merging into traffic.

The million winner was Tartan Racing, a collaborative effort by Carnegie Mellon University and General Motors Corporation, with their vehicle "Boss", a Chevy Tahoe. The second place finisher earning the million prize was the Stanford Racing Team with their entry "Junior", a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Coming in third place was team Victor Tango from Virginia Tech winning the 0,000 prize with their 2005 Ford Escape hybrid, "Odin".[4] MIT placed 4th, with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania/Lehigh University also completing the course.

While the 2004 and 2005 events were more physically challenging for the vehicles, the robots operated in isolation and only encountered other vehicles on the course when attempting to pass. The Urban Challenge required designers to build vehicles able to obey all traffic laws while they detect and avoid other robots on the course. This is a particular challenge for vehicle software, as vehicles must make "intelligent" decisions in real time based on the actions of other vehicles. Other than previous autonomous vehicle efforts that focused on structured situations such as highway driving with little interaction between the vehicles, this competition operated in a more cluttered urban environment and required the cars to perform sophisticated interactions with each other, such as maintaining precedence at a 4-way stop intersection.

Other links about this vehicle:

MIT Grand Challenge main site
• MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department page for the DARPA Grand Challenge, last updated June 19, 2007. (Images page from their site.)
• MIT News, June 28, 2007: Drivers Unwanted: MIT ‘Robocar’ takes a spin
• MIT media relations, August 9, 2007: DARPA names MIT’s ‘robocar’ a semifinalist
• MIT News, November 1, 2007: MIT’s ‘robocar’ named a finalist in DARPA Urban Challenge
• MIT media relations, November 5, 2007: MIT finishes fourth in DARPA challenge for robotic vehicles
• Boston.com, November 5, 2007: MIT team places fourth in robocar race

MIT’s “Talos” robocar, the 4th place finalist in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

MIT’s “Talos” robocar, the 4th place finalist in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
Virginia Software
Image by Chris Devers
This autonomous vehicle was MIT’s entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Pasting from the Wikipedia page about the 2007 competition:

The third competition of the DARPA Grand Challenge[3], known as the "Urban Challenge", took place on November 3, 2007 at the site of the now-closed George Air Force Base (currently used as Southern California Logistics Airport), in Victorville, California (Google map).[1] The course involved a 96 km (60-mile) urban area course, to be completed in less than 6 hours. Rules included obeying all traffic regulations while negotiating with other traffic and obstacles and merging into traffic.

The million winner was Tartan Racing, a collaborative effort by Carnegie Mellon University and General Motors Corporation, with their vehicle "Boss", a Chevy Tahoe. The second place finisher earning the million prize was the Stanford Racing Team with their entry "Junior", a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Coming in third place was team Victor Tango from Virginia Tech winning the 0,000 prize with their 2005 Ford Escape hybrid, "Odin".[4] MIT placed 4th, with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania/Lehigh University also completing the course.

While the 2004 and 2005 events were more physically challenging for the vehicles, the robots operated in isolation and only encountered other vehicles on the course when attempting to pass. The Urban Challenge required designers to build vehicles able to obey all traffic laws while they detect and avoid other robots on the course. This is a particular challenge for vehicle software, as vehicles must make "intelligent" decisions in real time based on the actions of other vehicles. Other than previous autonomous vehicle efforts that focused on structured situations such as highway driving with little interaction between the vehicles, this competition operated in a more cluttered urban environment and required the cars to perform sophisticated interactions with each other, such as maintaining precedence at a 4-way stop intersection.

Other links about this vehicle:

MIT Grand Challenge main site
• MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department page for the DARPA Grand Challenge, last updated June 19, 2007. (Images page from their site.)
• MIT News, June 28, 2007: Drivers Unwanted: MIT ‘Robocar’ takes a spin
• MIT media relations, August 9, 2007: DARPA names MIT’s ‘robocar’ a semifinalist
• MIT News, November 1, 2007: MIT’s ‘robocar’ named a finalist in DARPA Urban Challenge
• MIT media relations, November 5, 2007: MIT finishes fourth in DARPA challenge for robotic vehicles
• Boston.com, November 5, 2007: MIT team places fourth in robocar race

Food Network Challenge: Disneyland Celebration Cakes (part 1 of 3)

Episode CC0801H www.foodnetwork.com Its an amazing race through Disneyland as four cake artists search for the perfect client to design a cake for. Winning designer earns 000 and a gold medal. They brought four of the top pastry chefs in the USA 1:25 Richard Ruskell of Montage Beverly Hills www.yelp.com doing Cirque De Soleil 1:52 Jason Ellis from Long Islang of Cakes By Jay in Glen Cove, NY www.yelp.com doing bombshell birthday 2:11 Bronwen Weber Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas, Texas www.yelp.com doing extreme holiday cakes 2:35 Norman Davis from Annondale, Virginia owner of The Sweet Life www.yelp.com Now we meet who they’re baking for at 4:26 4:35 they show the attractions: Big Thunder Mountain Pirates Of The Caribbean Astro Orbitor Part 2 www.youtube.com Part 3 www.youtube.com