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