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IRDC2 - IR Fluorescent Powder 
Is highly fluorescent at both 880nm and 1050nm when stimulated with a 450nm and 630nm light source, there could be a way to use this material as a flare seen only from above by satellite.

IRDC2 - IR Fluorescent Powder Is highly fluorescent at both 880nm and 1050nm when stimulated with a 450nm and 630nm light source, there could be a way to use this material as a flare seen only from above by satellite.

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We're having a look at this challenge at an OpenIDEO meeting in Barcelona tonight... important aspects that I haven't seen mentioned and I hope we can hash around this evening are related to language & culture:

1. high rates of illiteracy among remote populations and how this has to be factored in to any system under consideration
2. hundreds of languages and dialects

Solutions could be in the form of (culturally-relevant) pictograms, codes or symbols... and we need to think about how these 'translate' into SMS messages etc.