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Lots of companies are trying to encourage budding scientists to test out their wacky ideas. We've covered some of the more well-known contests before, but here are a few not-as-widely-publicized challenges for young scientists out there. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: challenges, contests, international space station, research, science
Companies: american chemistry council, assay depot, biocurious, youtube


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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Jan 2012 @ 5:42pm

    NASA has been trying to crowdsource space experiments for DECADES...

    NASA's been asking kids for science experiment ideas to put into space for decades, and it makes me think that there's a surplus of experimental time on space stations... why else would they allow useless kid experiments to be done by highly trained astronauts? Where is all this research published? The journal of cute kid ideas?

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      abc gum, 26 Jan 2012 @ 6:31pm

      Re: NASA has been trying to crowdsource space experiments for DECADES...

      "why else would they allow useless kid experiments to be done by highly trained astronauts? Where is all this research published? The journal of cute kid ideas?"

      This may be incorrect, but I will assume you are serious.

      Why is it that you think only adults have original, creative and worthwhile thoughts? Do you have any empirical evidence to support this claim? If so, please share, I'm sure everyone would be interested in your presentation.

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      Michael Ho (profile), 26 Jan 2012 @ 11:34pm

      Re: NASA has been trying to crowdsource space experiments for DECADES...

      I remember NASA asking for project ideas in high school... I think it would be really cool if NASA kept all the submissions somewhere -- not only so that they didn't get the same experiments submitted every year, but also so that future students could build off the shoulders of [giants?] other teenagers....

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    ced1106 (profile), 26 Jan 2012 @ 5:50pm

    BioCurious Meetup Group

    Here's the link to the BioCurious Meetup group, which includes their direct URL: http://www.meetup.com/BioCurious/

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 26 Jan 2012 @ 11:50pm

    Scientific Theories: They Say You Canít Prove A Negative ...

    ... but Iíve never come across a proof of that.

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