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Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing has been a popular area of experimentation for the last few years, but people still haven’t quite figured out how best to work a crowd. Some projects are insanely successful. Other projects seem to fall far short of their goals. Here are just a few examples of projects that could use some help.
- A crowdfunded report on gun research might not get full funding on Microryza. The campaign ends soon, so if you want to see more independent research on gun statistics, pony up! [url]
- Galaxy Zoo is a crowdsourced astronomy project to classify the numerous newly-discovered galaxies seen by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Hubble Space Telescope. The project started in 2007, and over 150,000 volunteers have helped categorize millions of galaxies. [url]
- The Archon Genomics X Prize challenges teams to sequence 100 complete human genomes in 30 days. The genomes belong to centenarians, but it doesn’t look like many teams want to compete for the prize. [url]
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