News tagged with science projects

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 fold.it and eyewire players. Although the ecosystem for citizen ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Other
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Video: Spacewalk to catwalk

ESA and the Science Museum in London are working with five leading fashion schools around Europe to design clothes for the space age with their 'Couture in Orbit' project.

dateMay 18, 2016 in Space Exploration
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