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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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Encourage the federal funding of FIRST robotics programs in every school in the United States. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Encourage the federal funding of FIRST robotics programs in every school in the United States. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Encourage the federal funding of FIRST robotics programs in every school in the United States. http://t.co/qqZBrql5
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Home-Made Self-Balancing Unicycle Might Be The Best Commuter Vehicle Ever

Home-Made Self-Balancing Unicycle Might Be The Best Commuter Vehicle Ever | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A man claims to have built a self-balancing unicycle by himself, using an Arduino mini computer. The Thatch Industries Raptor is similar to a Segway, except the rider sits atop a saddle on a single wheel.
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Looks cool so long as it isn't raining...

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Citizen Scientists Successfully Fund Groundbreaking Startup to Sequence their Microbiomes

Citizen Scientists Successfully Fund Groundbreaking Startup to Sequence their Microbiomes | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The project has garnered over $120,000 in crowdfunding and over 1,000 participants, more than four times the number of participants included in the NIH-funded Human Microbiome Project, which was co...
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Dawn Of It All: New Mega Telescopes Will Let Us Travel Back To Origins Of Universe

Dawn Of It All: New Mega Telescopes Will Let Us Travel Back To Origins Of Universe | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Dawn Of It All: New Mega Telescopes Will Let Us Travel Back To Origins Of Universe @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources (Dawn Of It All: New Mega Telescopes Will Let Us Travel Back To Origins Of Universe -
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How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane

How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
[This is part of the Femme Den series from Smart Design.
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The science of teaching | Educational Boards (Pinterest & Visual.ly)

The science of teaching | Educational Boards (Pinterest & Visual.ly) | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week. The keynote presentations were streamed online and I attended this presentation virtually – well worth t...
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The Nematode

The Nematode | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I have developed an interest in airborne life forms and keep a 20-gallon tub of rain water in my backyard to catch whatever falls out of the air. One of the more numerous visitors to my tub are nem...
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Five organisms with real super powers that rival their comic book counterparts

Five organisms with real super powers that rival their comic book counterparts | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
There is no force more creative than the painstakingly slow process of evolution. Ever wanted to walk through walls? Naked mole rats can physically bore through concrete. How about fly? There are a...
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Lego Announces Mindstorms EV3, a More 'Hackable' Robotics Kit | Artificial Intelligence

Lego Announces Mindstorms EV3, a More 'Hackable' Robotics Kit | Artificial Intelligence | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Lego's latest Mindstorms kit has a new IR sensor, runs on Linux, and is compatible with Android and iOS apps (Quiero uno de estos y lo quiero *YA* -- http://t.co/FTOc1byh)... (Lego Announces Mindstorms EV3, a More 'Hackable' Robotics Kit | Artificial...
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Open Hardware Pinoccio Is A Wireless, Web-Ready Microcontroller

Open Hardware Pinoccio Is A Wireless, Web-Ready Microcontroller | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I met Eric Jennings at the Hardware Innovation Workshop last May where he was showing off plans for a new wireless Arduino-compatible mircocontroller board. After going through nine prototypes sinc...
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'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the comet of the century

'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the comet of the century | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space.
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NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega - SpaceRef (RT @hubblescience NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega http://t.co/IzXdJJH0 #astronomy #telescope)...
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15 potential planets in habitable zones found by citizen scientists

15 potential planets in habitable zones found by citizen scientists | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Amateurs spot a signal in the Kepler data that is later verified by scientists.
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William Lindmeier's Student Work @ ITP / NYU » Magpi Radio

William Lindmeier's Student Work @ ITP / NYU » Magpi Radio | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
cool project using an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi, a twitter radio! http://t.co/SAYnIPWV
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NaturePlus: Community: Nature Live

NaturePlus: Community: Nature Live | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The Museum's Nature Live team host daily events in the Museum's Attenborough Studio. See what they have been getting up to in their blog.
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No PhD Needed

No PhD Needed | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Sebastian Seung could have hired an army of undergraduates to do crucial legwork in his neuroscience lab at MIT.  Even with the help of powerful computers that would have taken years.  Instead, he ...
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Andromeda’s satellites behave as expected … if they are tidal dwarf galaxies

Andromeda’s satellites behave as expected … if they are tidal dwarf galaxies | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Today's issue of Nature contains a very exciting study by Rodrigo Ibata et al. which might be a game-changer in the research areas of galaxy formation and near-field cosmology.
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Schools gear up for robotics contest - WISH

Schools gear up for robotics contest - WISH | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis students will have the opportunity to show off their technical skills in the city's first robotics competition later this month.
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New Science-Standards Draft Includes Many Changes

New Science-Standards Draft Includes Many Changes | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The new version reflects feedback gathered from 10,000 people and groups, say organizers, who will accept more feedback for three weeks.
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Not sure that new standards will do all that much, but it's something.

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Giant Squid in the North Pacific | Geology.com

Giant Squid in the North Pacific | Geology.com | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
News about geology and earth science from around the world!
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Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland

The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there's not much arable land and...
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Smartphones make identifying endangered animals easy - tech - 10 January 2013 - New Scientist

Smartphones make identifying endangered animals easy - tech - 10 January 2013 - New Scientist | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Everyday mobile tech takes the legwork out of tracking hard-to-find animals, and makes life easier for field biologists
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Australia's unprecedented wildfires are visible from space. This is what climate chane looks like.

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Two-Ton "Alien" Horned Dinosaur Found—"Different From Every Other"

Two-Ton "Alien" Horned Dinosaur Found—"Different From Every Other" | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
"Different from every other horned dinosaur," the new species suggests flamboyant beginnings for the lineage that includes Triceratops.
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Citizen Science Musings: Thoughts After a Visit With Family

What I found remarkable as I took all this in is how much science educational stuff for kids is just out there, floating around on the airwaves, all over the internet. You can hardly escape it.

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