News tagged with citizen science project

Surfing the world for microbes

Surfers have a very intimate connection to the ocean. Their skin is bathed in the rushing tide, and crashing waves send salty seawater into their ears, eyes and throat. Inside and out, they are saturated with diverse molecules ...

dateOct 11, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Integrating user-collected data in city planning

"It's the community engagement that's most important," says Lily Bui, a recent graduate of MIT's Comparative Media Studies program and a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has long been interested ...

dateAug 29, 2016 in Environment
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Virtual peer pressure in citizen science

Peer pressure is a proven social motivator, and seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can boost individual effort. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering probed this decidedly human attribute—sensitivity ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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A black hole story told by a cosmic blob and bubble

Two cosmic structures show evidence for a remarkable change in behavior of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers are piecing together ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Astronomy
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Solving science questions by playing games

Game players constitute an important demographic in the citizen science community and have contributed to valuable scientific findings such as those uncovered by and eyewire players. Although the ecosystem for citizen ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Other
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