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Green Power from Solar Seaweed!

Green Power from Solar Seaweed! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Renewable energy is critical for future growth of the modern world, while underdeveloped countries must find entirely new sources of power to develop.
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STEMulate Learning Continues past #SciFund Challenge | Project STEMulate Learning

STEMulate Learning Continues past #SciFund Challenge | Project STEMulate Learning | #SciFund | Scoop.it

The original #SciFund Challenge provided the STEMulate Learning project with equipment that is currently supporting the World Community Grid (WCG), working on globally impacting issues such as disease treatments, fresh water resources, and clean energy technologies. This project aims to obtain an open-source community-developed 3D printer called a “Thing-o-Matic” for use in workshops, allowing young learners to go beyond merely drawing out their ideas – but to create them as actual objects! 3D printers transform designs in a computer into physical form that learners can take home, show off, and use to investigate what comes next based on their dreams and fanciful ideas.

We need your support to obtaining this do-it-yourself mechanism to be paired with the computer built from the #SciFund support. Tell your friends, and stop by the next phase of this exciting learning effort supported by individuals interested in guiding innovators of the future towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!

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North Carolina State University : Crowdfunding Liquid Sunlight

North Carolina State University : Crowdfunding Liquid Sunlight | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Nice write up on #SciFund success RT @walterweare: My scifund page has a write-up from NCSU's "The abstract" http://t.co/i2xhZLuP...
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Featured Project: Mapping a Bornean Soundscape

Featured Project: Mapping a Bornean Soundscape | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Zen Faulkes
When was the last time you were away from a city, a highway, or other trappings of human civilization? If you haven’t been lucky enough to do that lately, one of the best things about it is to just listen.
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NeuroDojo: Kitten or crayfish?

NeuroDojo: Kitten or crayfish? | #SciFund | Scoop.it
RT @DoctorZen: Kitten or crayfish? http://t.co/JygMNXma My newest #SciFund video proves eventually on the Internet eventually leads to cat pictures.
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Featured Project: The Wild Life of our Homes

from Rebecca Rashid Achterman



This morning's featured project is The Wild Life of our Homes by The Wild Life Team!

There’s so much to love about this project. First and foremost, it’s...
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Some Serious Video Productions in the #SciFund Challenge

Some Serious Video Productions in the #SciFund Challenge | #SciFund | Scoop.it
With just over two weeks left in the SciFund Challenge, now is the time to spend some time perusing the fantastic selection of projects vying for ...
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על החיידקים שמשתמשים במוטציות כנשק, והדוקטורנטים שצריכים מכם עזרה - מדע אחר - תפוז בלוגים

על החיידקים שמשתמשים במוטציות כנשק, והדוקטורנטים שצריכים מכם עזרה - מדע אחר - תפוז בלוגים | #SciFund | Scoop.it
מדענים צריכים לחקור. על כך אין הרבה ויכוח. אבל מעט מאד אנשים - לפחות מחוץ לקהילה המדעית - מודעים לכך שמדענים צריכים גם לדבר, והרבה. חוקר באוניברסיטה מבלה כמה שבועות בשנה כשהוא נודד מכנס מדעי אחד למשנהו ומדווח על התוצאות שהשיג במחקריו.
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#SciFund at Google+

#SciFund at Google+ | #SciFund | Scoop.it
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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Crowd-funding science projects through SciFund and RocketHub | science before breakfast

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! In the giving mood? SciFund and RocketHub have teamed up to raise funding for over 50 diverse science projects. This is a bit like (RT @scienceb4brkfst: [New Post!
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Pennies instead of petroleum!

Pennies instead of petroleum! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The Problem – The use of non-renewable fuels is the cause of a number of geopolitical and environmental problems.  In the United States, ethanol produced from corn (maize) has been promoted as an alternative fuel that can ease the demand for...
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Lessons from Ancient Rome: how to make crowdfunding work | Science News

Lessons from Ancient Rome: how to make crowdfunding work | Science News | #SciFund | Scoop.it
One #SciFund Challenge participant has had a very good couple of days! Kristina Killgrove, who is behind the Ancient Roman DNA project, has gotten all sorts of media coverag...
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#SciFund Super Team-Up!

#SciFund Super Team-Up! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
from Zen Faulkes
One of the great things about the #SciFund challenge is that a real team spirit has emerged among the participants.
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STEMulate Learning using personalized robots!

STEMulate Learning using personalized robots! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
This is an education-focused project addressing the lack of young men and ladies studying STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
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Some Serious Video Productions in the #SciFund Challenge - CyG NewsAgent

Some Serious Video Productions in the #SciFund Challenge - CyG NewsAgent | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Some Serious Video Productions in the #SciFund Challenge http://t.co/EAuKXYNc...
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Featured Project: Urban Butterfly Blues

Featured Project: Urban Butterfly Blues | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Zen Faulkes
Musicosis, [myoo-zik-OH-sis], noun. The infection of neural pathways with a song or tune that the listener continues to “hear,” involuntarily, after the music has stopped.
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Featured project: Hey! Did you miss that fish?!

Featured project: Hey! Did you miss that fish?! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Jai Ranganathan

Today’s featured #SciFund Challenge project is Hey! Did you miss that fish?! by Jarrett Byrnes.
That’s right, Jarrett himself - famed #SciFund organizer – is up. And you know what?
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‘Crowdfunding’ a valuable method for science research

‘Crowdfunding’ a valuable method for science research | #SciFund | Scoop.it

The #SciFund Challenge Helps Scientists Raise Money For Important Research and Experiments.

Walter Weare, a chemistry professor, is taking part in the #SciFund Challenge—a massive experiment attempting to crowdfund basic science.
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UTPA professor uses crowdfunding for scientific research

UTPA professor uses crowdfunding for scientific research | #SciFund | Scoop.it

“We want people who are science fans, but not necessarily professionals, to get involved," he said. "We want them to find a project that interests them and help it succeed.”

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גלי צה"ל און-ליין - פרוייקט חדש: תרומה קטנה למחקר גדול

גלי צה"ל און-ליין - פרוייקט חדש: תרומה קטנה למחקר גדול | #SciFund | Scoop.it

What does a scientist who can't raise his budget do? From now on, he can join the # SciFund project, which connects scientists with the public who can contribute to promote his research. "Some support comes from family, but some also comes from strangers" says a PhD student at the University of Tel Aviv about his biology project.

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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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WWU instructor joins research crowdfunding project - Window on My World - bellinghamherald.com

Scientists should communicate with the public about their research. We've been hearing variations on that for years, but a recent decision by a group of scientists to use crowdfunding to ask for research dollars directly from the public has revisited this notion in a new way. I'm excited to be a part of it.

 

"Why is it a good idea for the public to do essentially what it already does - that is, support scientific research? The answer lies in the way it is funded. Crowdfunding relies on a lot of people making a small donation. All these donations add up to a bigger chunk of money that can support a project. It's like paying a little more in taxes, but getting to choose what your money is spent on. With crowdfunding, people choose to support the science that excites them. It gets them engaged in the act of discovery. They are buying into the research. Literally. Most crowdfunded projects offer rewards to the funders -- from a thank-you card to blog updates about the project, these rewards will keep the scientists meaningfully and directly engaged with the people who make their research possible."

 

Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/28/2283547/wwu-instructor-joins-research.html#ixzz1f1tBvyjo
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Explosive Duck Penis vs. Zombie Fish: Scientists Compete for Your Money

Explosive Duck Penis vs. Zombie Fish: Scientists Compete for Your Money | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying out a new funding model for their projects: pitching them to the public. Crowdsourced funding through the RocketHub website is funding 49 projects from animal behavior to climate change and political mathematics.
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Mathematics of Direct Democracy SciFund Video (version 1)

Mathematics of Direct Democracy SciFund Video (version 1) | #SciFund | Scoop.it
This is an outdated version of my appeal video for the #SciFund campaign.
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