Citizen Science in the News

You could have discovered a Voorwerp

This is real amateur science making real discoveries. Galaxy Zoo allows citizen scientists to help identify and classify astronomical objects in a way that is surprisingly much more efficient that a computer program. (This is featured as a DPRI eLab.) Read about this new discovery that has excited astrophysicists from around the world…

“Galaxy Zoo’s blue mystery (part I)” :: Science News June 19, 2008 [READ]

UPDATE:
“Stars in their eyes” :: The Economist :: June 26, 2008 :: [ READ ]

iPhones for All Citizen Scientists!

Talk on your new iPhone, let the government track your every move, and help support social science research. Maybe Steve Jobs and the US Government can give us a subsidized phones to help with any potential projects Smile.

GPS-Equipped iPhone Could Enable New Citizen Science :: Wired Science June 09, 2008 [read]

Seriously, though, there certainly could be interesting projects to set up with GPS tracking and social movement, clustering, and other measurements of self-organizing masses of people.

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