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Globe At Night: Working for Darker Skies

Globe At Night: Working for Darker Skies | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Citizen Scientists League - Scientific observation, experimentation, discovery and invention.
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If you like to see the stars at night, here's one way to keep your local skies stargazer-friendly.

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The Citizen Scientists League promotes responsible scientific observation, experimentation, discovery, and invention. We encourage active participation, networking and publishing by science enthusiasts at all levels of education and experience.
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Playing with Arduino

I ordered an Arduino Uno from Adafruit last week, and it arrived on Thursday.  I've been playing with it pretty much nonstop since then.  I've also been to Radio Shack twice and Fry's once, and hav...
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What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review

What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals why citizen scientists take part in crowdsourced science projects
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Announcing the Center for Radio Astronomy Research and Education (CFRARE)

Announcing the Center for Radio Astronomy Research and Education (CFRARE) | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
There are a few relevant organizations trying to fill the needs of amateur as well of serious researchers. However, the field still needs a dedicated facility designed for education in the science,...
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A new center for teaching and conducting radio astronomy research.

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Citizen Science Musings: The State of the Market

Citizen Science Musings: The State of the Market | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Could this kind of supply and demand dynamic fuel a more organized pathway for training citizen scientists? The jury is still out on this, but it seems very plausible that large consumers of scient...
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Could a growing market for scientific data drive the citizen science movement?

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I Didn't Know That - Can Magnets Scramble Computers?

Jonny Phillips investigates the theory that—if powerful enough—a magnet can erase a laptop's hard drive. ([NatGEO Videos] I Didn't Know That - Can Magnets Scramble Computers?
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Kickstarter: A Bench Power Supply in Your Computer

Kickstarter: A Bench Power Supply in Your Computer | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Convenient configurable power supply for hobbyists, engineers, and DIYers. Installs in your desktop PC!
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Here's a great DIY-related project deserving of your support. #makers #science
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pyvideo.org - Python Meets the Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible,
easy-to-use hardware and software. Python is our favorate programming language
that allows you to integrate systems more effectively.
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This looks like a match made in heaven.

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Instrumentation School | Dunlap Institute

Instrumentation School | Dunlap Institute | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Register now for our intro to #astronomy instrumentation summer school for senior undergrad and grad students. http://t.co/2vffXIgVah #UofT
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What do you need to get started? - Active Astronomy

What do you need to get started? - Active Astronomy | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
What do you need to get started in astronomy? Here's a guide to scopes: http://t.co/ncI5T2cWb8
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See Jupiter and Moon Pair Up on St. Patrick's Day

See Jupiter and Moon Pair Up on St. Patrick's Day | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The celestial duo will dance together Sunday evening. (RT @whiteshot: See Jupiter & Moon Pair Up on St.
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Crest Minerals drilling uncovers encouraging geology at Majestic North - Proactiveinvestors (AU)

Crest Minerals drilling uncovers encouraging geology at Majestic North - Proactiveinvestors (AU) | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Crest Minerals’ (ASX: CTT) inaugural reverse circulation drilling program at its flagship Majestic North gold project in Western Australia has defined a zone of elevated gold with significant strike length.
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Touchy Feeling Cionic Hand Closer to Reality : DNews

Touchy Feeling Cionic Hand Closer to Reality : DNews | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have greatly improved the sensory feedback an amputee receives from a bionic limb. (Robotic hand that has a sense of touch.
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Citizen Science Musings: And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

Citizen Science Musings: And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
It takes a lot to get an organization like CSL started, and to keep it going. We owe a debt to those who visit our blog, who write for it, who offer their energy and passion to help CSL grow.
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Citizen Science Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
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We want to hear from citizen scientists of all kinds! Take our short survey!

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Swarmageddon: Cicadas Helping Crowdsource Citizen Science

Swarmageddon: Cicadas Helping Crowdsource Citizen Science | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The Cicada Tracker project is crowdsourcing soil temperatures to track the emergence of Brood II cicadas, that have been living underground for the past 17 years. Billions and billions of cicadas a...
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Meet an Amateur Archaeologist Who Studies Twisted Trees

Meet an Amateur Archaeologist Who Studies Twisted Trees | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
An amateur archaeologist from Hamilton is shining light on a little-known branch of Ontario’s history.
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Theoretical physics Missing the Nobel - The Economist

Theoretical physics Missing the Nobel - The Economist | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Theoretical physics Missing the Nobel
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Mr Dyson, a British-born theoretical physicist, likes to call himself a dabbler. Yet as this first full biography, by Phillip Schewe, makes clear, his dabblings often carry the hallmarks of genius.
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Build your own bio-printer - Crave

Build your own bio-printer - Crave | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it

Companies such as Organovo are working on 3D-printing human organs from stem cells for the purposes of drug testing and transplant, and a noble use of the technology it is, too. But according to Patrik of biotech hacker group BioCurious, the technology used in bio-printing isn't really all that difficult or out-of-reach.

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Victor Frankenstein would have loved one of these.

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Citizen Science Musings: Sequestered Science

Citizen Science Musings: Sequestered Science | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Like many of you, I’ve watched the budget debate going on for about as long as I could stand it, so this doesn’t really come as a surprise as such.
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A USGS public lecture cancelled by sequester budget cuts. What does this portend for science in America?

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Astrophotography Telescopes: Types & Comparisons

Astrophotography Telescopes: Types & Comparisons | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Quick Reminder: Only a few days left in the popular deal on: Night Landscape Photography As more and more  tools become available to the common photographer, astrophotography is beginning to see an increase in popularity.
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For your spring/summer viewing pleasure.

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We're Screwed: 11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data Prove It

We're Screwed: 11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data Prove It | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
New research takes the deepest dive ever into historic climate records.
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Lots of interesting data on climate change coming out now. 

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Space and Earth Science: Closest Star System Found in a Century --Now Receiving TV Transmissions from 2006

Space and Earth Science: Closest Star System Found in a Century --Now Receiving TV Transmissions from 2006 | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
#Astronomy Closest Star System Found in a Century --Now Receiving TV Transmissions from 2006: http://t.co/iBYQZp8VWZ
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If they're getting our TV transmissions, I expect an invasion any day now...

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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (My new sounds: keonovic - Astronomy (Original Mix) [Almost Complete] http://t.co/TmdpAfw5NM on #SoundCloud)...
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You Know You Are A Scientist When...

You Know You Are A Scientist When... | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Have you ever had that moment where you just KNOW you are a scientist because of a particular type of thought or thought process? For example: the other day I arrived at my local gym and as I was o...
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YC-Backed Microryza Is A “Kickstarter” For Scientific Research | TechCrunch

YC-Backed Microryza Is A “Kickstarter” For Scientific Research  | TechCrunch | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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