DailyDirt: Citizen Science

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The funding for "big science" is subject to all kinds of political whim, so maybe it's time to bolster the efforts of small science projects that might still contribute to the world's scientific knowledge. (And, hopefully, citizen scientists won't waste too much time or resources on perpetual motion machines or homeopathic remedies.) Here are just a few programs that citizen scientists can participate in. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 24th, 2013 @ 6:25pm

    what's the difference between a scientist and a citizen scientist?

    does one pay more in taxes? is one more likely to be labeled a terrorist?

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 24th, 2013 @ 6:47pm

    In other news...

    The device that creates fuel from water will be protected by drones and watched over by clones of Tom Cruise and a British woman. They are said to be an effective team.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 26th, 2013 @ 11:17am

    Re: In other news...

    An army of Tom Cruise clones sounds like an awesome Star Wars sequel! JJ Abrams can have someone say "Aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper?" every 10 minutes during the movie.

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    Citizen Science, Jul 28th, 2014 @ 9:27pm

    Even more citizen science

    There's an explanation of citizen science at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_science

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