This image of the nation's capital was the first image captured by the Ikonos satellite. Ikonos--which comes from the Greek word for "image"--was the first commercial satellite to collect publicly available high-resolution imagery at 1- and 4-meter resolution, a realm previously limited to the military.
Back in 2000, we named the satellite a Best of What's New winner.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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