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Researchers use crowdsourcing to speed up data analysis in corn plants

August 29, 2018

Teaching a machine to finish a complex task can save humans a lot of time, effort and money.…
New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

August 9, 2018

Scientists now have the ability to label cell parts in bright fluorescent colors, render tissue slices in high-definition…
Princeton researchers crowdsource brain mapping with gamers, discover six new neuron types

May 22, 2018

“Working with Eyewirers around the world, we’ve made a digital museum that shows off the intricate beauty of…
CrowdWater: An App for Flood Research

May 17, 2018

UZH researchers and citizen scientists are collecting data on water levels of rivers and streams, as well as…
Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System

January 16, 2018

Over the three years of the K2 mission, 287,309 stars have been observed, and tens of thousands more…
Citizen scientists discover five tightly packed exoplanets

January 15, 2018

Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system, all orbiting a sun-like star located within the…
Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

January 12, 2018

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet…
Combining Twitter Data, Citizen Science, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Early Flood-Warning Systems

December 31, 2017

Scientists have shown that sea levels have been rising at the rate of about 3.4 mm per year,…
Online gamers invited to tackle rare muscle disorder

October 3, 2016

Gamers who have helped scientists understand the structure of hundreds of complex proteins by playing an online protein…
Game On! Introducing Cortana Intelligence Competitions

September 15, 2016

Machine Learning algorithms powered by intelligent applications serve useful functions in our daily lives in ways we may…
Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

September 7, 2016

During the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country have confronted the alarming trend of sex trafficking.…
Virtual peer pressure works just as well as the real thing

September 2, 2016

Peer pressure is a proven social motivator, and seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can…
“Secret sauce” that makes crowdsourcing work? Human computation

February 20, 2016

Now, if the term “human computation” got you thinking of the room full of people scribbling tedious mathematical…
WeCureALZ – crowdsourcing a cure for Alzheimer’s

February 2, 2016

Artificial intelligence has taken over much of our lives, but computers still fall short of the extraordinary perceptual…
Maiden or queen? (R)evolution of citizen science

November 30, 2015

The field of citizen science is experiencing a major explosion – both in numbers and types of projects…
Hacking for peace: hi-tech solutions for the humanitarian field

October 19, 2015

“Hacking a rice bag” might seem like a lot of non-sense to you – but not the enthusiastic…
The influence of citizen science grows despite some resistance

September 17, 2015

Citizen science is taking off and could make a difference at regional and national regulatory levels. But not…
Volunteer black hole hunters as good as the experts

September 8, 2015

Trained volunteers are as good as professional astronomers at finding jets shooting from massive black holes and matching…
Data-Quake: An App That Crowdsources Seismic Data Could Use Some Crowdfunding

September 7, 2015

California wants to lay out some major cash for hyperambitious public works projects. For example, the Twin Tunnels,…
New Online Exploring Tools Bring NASA’s Journey to Mars to New Generation

August 6, 2015

On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online…
New Website Gathering Public Input on NASA Mars Images

July 24, 2015

Fast Facts: › Vast areas near Mars’ south pole have been imaged by the Context Camera on NASA’s…
Crowd-sourced computing reveals how to make better water filters with nanotubes

July 7, 2015

Crowd-sourced computing has helped an international research team – including researchers from the University of Sydney – discover…
Crowd-sourced Formal Verification Program Generates Thousands of Software Annotations

June 2, 2015

The initial phase of a DARPA program that used publicly accessible online games to accelerate the verification of…
Citizen scientists map global forests

March 31, 2015

New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)’s Geo-Wiki team provide…
Crowdsourced tool for depression

March 30, 2015

Researchers at MIT and Northwestern University have developed a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety…
Better how-to videos

February 11, 2015

Educational researchers have long held that presenting students with clear outlines of the material covered in lectures improves…
Volunteer ‘Disk Detectives’ Top 1 Million Classifications of Possible Planetary Habitats

January 7, 2015

A NASA-sponsored website designed to crowdsource analysis of data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission…
NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

November 24, 2014

Ten new projects are providing opportunities for the public to participate in NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge, which accelerates…
An abstract community of science volunteers

November 11, 2014

This abstract piece of art represents a “live” network of citizen science volunteers at the Zooniverse who have…
Crowdsourcing helps CERN to identify archive pictures

November 7, 2014

CERN recently asked the public to help to identify some of the pictures in the laboratory’s archives. The…
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