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You make science happen: The Scifund Challenge

You make science happen: The Scifund Challenge | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Now, a project called the SciFund Challenge aims to endow “the crowd” with a new power: the power to fund scientific research. How is science traditionally funded? The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the federal ...
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#SciFund at Google+

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SciFund - The #SciFund Challenge - Crowd-funding Science! - The #SciFund Challenge is an experiment in crowd-funding for research and scientific inquiry.
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NeuroDojo: #SciFund challenge: the half-way point

NeuroDojo: #SciFund challenge: the half-way point | #SciFund | Scoop.it
RT @DoctorZen: Halfway through the #SciFund challenge! How's the experience so far?
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My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation - Crowdsourcing.org

My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation - Crowdsourcing.org | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Mr. Bonebrake is excited that people might be getting involved with his research by supporting it but if nobody decides to contribute funds he won’t be terribly disappointed. But his point is, this isn’t about the money.
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Fund Science - Science 2.0

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"Science 2.0? That's the idea behind The SciFund Challenge, where 49 research projects in a variety of disciplines accept donations from the public through crowdfunding. The challenge runs from November 1st until December 15th."

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The #SciFund Challenge: Science Funding Through Crowdsourcing

The #SciFund Challenge: Science Funding Through Crowdsourcing | #SciFund | Scoop.it
#SciFund proposes crowdsource funding (or simply crowdfunding) – an alternate venue of funding that has worked for the microfinance sector and the arts, yet remains largely untried in the sciences.
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Crowdfunding For Science — Can It Succeed? - Slashdot

Crowdfunding For Science — Can It Succeed? - Slashdot | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"Can crowdfunding work for science? Having raised nearly $40,000 for scientific research in 10 days for projects as diverse as biofuel catalyst design to the study of cellular cilia to deploying seismic sensor networks (that attach to your computer!) to robotic squirrels, the #SciFund Challenge is taking off like a rocket. Might this be a future model for science funding in the U.S. and abroad? What would that mean?"

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The 2011 Mashable Awards

The 2011 Mashable Awards | #SciFund | Scoop.it

I just nominated the #SciFund Challenge for "Best Social Good Cause Campaign" #MashableAwards http://mashable.com/follow/contests/mashable-awards-2011/

 

Cast your vote in support of the #SciFund Challenge!

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The Food Truck Phenomenon – or, what animal behavior tells us about crowdfunding

The Food Truck Phenomenon – or, what animal behavior tells us about crowdfunding | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Shermin de Silva

Note from Jai: Dr. Shermin de Silva is an elephant researcher and she has a project in the #SciFund Challenge (check out Help Elephants & People in Sri Lanka). She has a doc...
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TIGblogs - Shermin de Silva

TIGblogs - Shermin de Silva | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"I've been studying Asian elephants in Sri Lanka for the past six years. We've kept track of close to 600 of these amazing animals in Uda Walawe National Park over this time, following their friendships and learing about how they communicate with one another. Starting this year, I'm expanding our work to look at how farmers and elephants affect one another. Each year wildlife and people are killed because of conflict over land and water. We hope our work will help solve some of the problems."

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#SciFund: The David Hasselhoff of Science Funding

#SciFund: The David Hasselhoff of Science Funding | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"It's been a huge two days for #SciFund in Western Europe. We seem to have caught the imagination of a few papers - both Spektrum der Wissenschaft (sort of Germany’s Scientific American) and the NRC Handelsblad, sort of like the WSJ or NYT of the Netherlands!..."

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And We’re Off!!

And We’re Off!! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
from Matthew Leslie – check out his #SciFund project Why is this dolphin’s fin on backwards?!
Whether your #SciFund project is prize pony or bumbling burro, just keep running the race - and keep talking up your science!
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Featured Project: Doctor Zen and the Amazon Crayfish!

Featured Project: Doctor Zen and the Amazon Crayfish! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
And so, we kick off a new week of the #SciFund Challenge by featuring DOCTOR ZEN AND THE AMAZON CRAYFISH!

I'm just going to say it right now. Doctor Zen is amazing. I mean, really really amazi...
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The #SciFund Challenge at WordPress

The #SciFund Challenge at WordPress | #SciFund | Scoop.it

Scientists from a wide variety of disciplines (ecology to computer science to applied math) have signed on to crowdfund their research.

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'Crowd-funding' research: Intriguing, if not a replacement for NSF ...

'Crowd-funding' research: Intriguing, if not a replacement for NSF ... | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The column looks at SciFund Challenge, a short-term experiment on the RocketHub platform, which has been crowd-funding arts projects for a while. The projects are all pretty small by science standards, just a few thousands bucks each, ...
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The #SciFund Challenge ya está en el aire!!!

The #SciFund Challenge ya está en el aire!!! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The #SciFund Challenge, viento en popa y a toda vela!!!
Todos los proyectos presentados a The #SciFund Challenge se han colgado este martes 1 de noviembre en la plataforma RocketHub. Me agradaría invitaros a visitar el sitio y, como no podía ser de otra manera, también a ser mecenas de mi proyecto Biodiversidad Insecta Collserola, que en esta ocasión lleva el nombre “Can we save Collserola Natural Park?”. Aviso: para todas/os los donantes o mecenas, tengo recompensas muy chulas!
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Featured project: Does the act of looking change what we see?

Featured project: Does the act of looking change what we see? | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Jai Ranganathan

Today’s featured #SciFund Challenge project is Does the act of looking change what we see? by Eric Abelson.
Lion's image captured with a camera trap. Why so serious, Ms. Lion?
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Who were the 99% of ancient Rome?

Who were the 99% of ancient Rome? | #SciFund | Scoop.it
From Gibbon to "Gladiator," it might seem like we know a lot about Ancient Rome, but our view of this civilization is a skewed one. The Romans lived in one of the most stratified societies in history. Around 1.5% of the population controlled the government, military, economy and religion. Through the writings and possessions they left behind, these rich, upper-class men are also responsible for most of our information about Roman life.

The remaining people – commoners, slaves and others – are largely silent. They could not afford tombstones to record their names, and they were buried with little in the way of fancy pottery or jewellery. Their lives were documented by the elites, but they left few documents of their own.

Now, Kristina Killgrove, an archaeologist from Vanderbilt University, wants to tell their story by sequencing their DNA, and she is raising donations to do it. “Their DNA will tell me where these people, who aren’t in histories, were coming from,” she says. “They were quite literally the 99% of Rome.”
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Squirrel-Snake Face Off!

Squirrel-Snake Face Off! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Are you afraid of snakes? How about venomous snakes? Most people turn the other way when they encounter a venomous snake. However, ground squirrels, unlike people, show no fear in the face of predatory rattlesnakes.
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The #SciFund Challenge is the biggest science-crowdfunding project in the US

The #SciFund Challenge is the biggest science-crowdfunding project in the US and the 1st time that funding for science has come from regular folks! (RT @FeelingAnxious: Check it out #science peeps!
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Help Elephants and People in Sri Lanka | Do Something

Help Elephants and People in Sri Lanka | Do Something | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"Human-elephant conflict has become a major issue in agricultural areas surrounding Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka. Farmers cultivating crops such as coconut, banana, and rice, which are very attractive to elephants, have settled immediately alongside of the Uda Walawe Park border. As a result, elephants frequently raid their crops resulting in economic losses for the farmers and sometimes the loss of human or elephant life. The Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project is researching methods to reduce human-elephant conflict in this region. The goal is to allow farmers to sustain their livelihoods while simultaneously protecting habitat for wild elephant populations."

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Jai Ranganathan at the Open Science Summit

Watch Jai talk about the #SciFund Challenge at the Open Science Summit.
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German science-focused site Spektrum wrote up the #SciFund Challenge.

German science-focused site Spektrum wrote up the #SciFund Challenge. | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"Wissenschaftsfinanzierung: Milde Gaben für die Forschung - spektrumdirekt

 

Akademiker gehen auf Spendensammlung im Internet für ihre Projekte.

 

Mittel für Forschungsvorhaben zu bekommen, ist schwierig - die meisten Finanzierungsanträge werden abgelehnt. Einige Wissenschaftler versuchen jetzt eine andere Geldquelle zu erschließen: private Spender."

 

German science-focused site Spektrum wrote up the #SciFund Challenge.

 

(Site is in German)

 

 

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Thank you, Indrek Mesi!

Thank you, Indrek Mesi! | #SciFund | Scoop.it

Indrek Mesi just Fueled my project, STEMulate Learning!, with 5 liters of RocketFuel. Thank you, Indrek Mesi for supporting the #SciFund Challenge and the STEMulate Learning lab!

 

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/3814-stemulate-learning

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