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  • Create your own Project with PyBossa

    It is not just computer power that is being harnessed by Citizen Science projects, but human brainpower too. Volunteer thinking or distributed thinking is represented by various projects such as Stardust@Home,GalaxyZoo and FoldIt, where the collective efforts of citizen cyberscientists are help...

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  • Tom Igoe of Arduino’s Datalogging Workshop

    If there’s one thing that all environmental data collection projects share, it’s the need to log the data.  There are many good frameworks and kits for data logging at the moment. Most of them share the same basic system: a set of sensors, a microcontroller, and either a connection to ...

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  • Citizens vs. geniuses

    Published in ISGTW on September 14th, 2011 | BY FRANÇOIS GREY It is a characteristic of our culture that we glorify scientific genius. Galileo Galilei, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking are just a few of the illustrious names from the canon of physics saints. Other disciplin...

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  • A huge citizen science project on climate change, using photos from across the world?

      Can we create an alternative understanding of recorded climate change, based on photographs submitted from all over the world – by non-scientists? Come join the workshop in Chadwick 217, at 14.00 on Friday Feb 17th  to see how you might play a part in this. Introduction: for some...

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  • London Citizen Cyberscience – January 2011

    Posted on the Run CoCo Blog on  January 31, 2011 by Ylva Berglund The London Citizen Cyberscience Workshop took place at the end of January. Some 20 participants gathered to listen to a series of presentations about cyberscience projects, and to discuss the kind of questions that lend themselves...

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  • Open Science and Citizen Science – a distinction

    As posted to Billion Brain Blog by Francois Grey on July 3rd 2011 In the last two weeks, I’ve been at two events where the notion of Open Science featured prominently. One was the Open Access Initiative Workshop in Geneva 22-24 June, the other the Open Knowledge Conference in Berlin, 30 June ...

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  • The Age of Citizen Cyberscience

    François Grey speaks with the CERN Courier April 29, 2009 the internet is enabling a new era of citizen science I first met Rytis Slatkevicius in 2006, when he was 18. At the time, he had assembled the world’s largest database of prime numbers. He had done this by harnessing the spare proce...

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