1. Vizzuality featuring Planet Hunters


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    Vizzuality has been working with teams from Oxford University and NASA on a brand new project to find new planets outside our solar system. NASA uses powerful computers to analyze the huge stream of data coming from the Kepler space observatory currently orbiting the sun. However, there are many cases where our human brains appear to be better at understanding this data, especially when it comes to identifying smaller planets, like Earth. Through our Citizen Science project, planethunters.org, you have the opportunity to contribute to these important new discoveries, and to join NASA in the search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.

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    • Welcome to Planet Hunters


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      • Tour of the Seven-Planet System Around the Star Kepler-90


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        Created using Celestia (http://www.shatters.net/celestia/) and the data from this paper (http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.5912) describing the system, on which I am a co-author.

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        • Moon Zoo: Crater Survey


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          • Yasser Ansari: Networked Organisms


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            Yasser Ansari, self-described bio geek-turned-telecom nerd, wants to help boost eco-literacy. To do so, he has created Noah, an online platform and mobile application that allows "curious naturalists" to contribute to ongoing scientific research through data collection and documentation efforts. www.networkedorganisms.com/

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            • Citizen Science, Sensing, and Mapping


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              From mapping neighborhoods in Nairobi to testing water in New Orleans, citizens are becoming sensors, reporting key details of the natural and built environments. Is this a new way of doing science? A new way of participating in civics? Featuring: * Catherine D’Ignazio and Don Blair - OpenWater project * Sean Bonner - Safecast * David Manthos - Skytruth * Shannon Dosemagen - Public Lab Full write-up from Denise Cheng (CMS '14) and Heather Craig (CMS '15): http://civic.mit.edu/blog/hidenise/civic-conference-citizen-science-sensing-mapping

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              • Tony Hey: Citizen Science


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                As Corporate Vice President of External Research for Microsoft, Tony Hey is responsible for public-private partnerships with scientific and engineering communities, government agencies, and industry partners worldwide. At PopTech 2009, Hey discussed the critical role of citizen scientists in understanding complex data-intensive problems like climate change and galaxy formation.

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                • Planet Hunters Tutorial


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                  • ScienceCasts: Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space


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                    Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

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                    • Bee-Path: Experiments on Human Mobility


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                      Bee-Path is a tool to study human mobility through its record by a mobile devices application. The application is activated in specific contexts. It offers an automated analysis of the type of mobility done by the user and proposes mathematical models to explain the observed phenomena, so that, in the future, mobility in certain contexts could be predicted. Bee-Path is the result of a multidisciplinary team involving physicists, biologists and artists. Bee-Path is carried out with the direct, voluntary and conscious participation of citizens. It maintains a direct communication with users and makes available the research results. It also offers experiments open code and data for those who wish to make use of the resources generated. The first Bee-Path experiment was held during the weekend of 16 and 17 June 2012, as part of the Festival of Science and Technology at the Park of Ciutadella in Barcelona, organized by Culture Institute of Barcelona and that received the visit of some 12,000 people. At the 2013 edition of the Science Festival, the experiment was repeated, but adding a further degree of complexity as the participants had to search objects and the application was registering the strategy employed.

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