The art of robotics: Technology advancements help surgeons to be more precise ... nwitimes.com Is it a science fiction movie? It looks like the future, a robot operating on a human being with movements so precise they rival a surgeon's.
Video has become an extremely popular medium for communicating science to the general public. For example, Henry Reich’s MinutePhysics currently has ~1.5 million subscribers, and is approaching 100 million video views!
Pacific Standard (blog) Extraordinary Popular Enthusiasms and Funding from Crowds Pacific Standard (blog) A few weeks ago, the world's most kinetic tropical ecologist, Jai Ranganathan, outlined some of the basics of crowdfunding for scientists...
I am back in South Africa enjoying the sunshine and summer!! It’s good to be back. My SciFund Challenge funding campaign finished a few days ago and was an amazing success. I raised an incredible $2,135!
Things have been fast and furious over here, but Round 3 of #SciFund has just finished. We are crunching the numbers and will report our results, soon! You can always join the conversation at #SciFund on Twitter.
I wasn’t expecting to have to write this post today, but another two projects have passed their targets! That’s four in one day, bringing our total to ten, which is 28.5% of our projects in this round funded.
So, we have now completed three rounds of #SciFund! WOOHOO! The question that will now come up is, how did we did? Is science crowdfunding on the rise? How does this round stack up, and what can we learn?
We are trying to identify autism protein markers that could be potentially used for autism diagnosis (Looks like a great project - I hope all of my followers will check this out & consider funding-Autism protein markers
A little earlier today,round three of the #SciFund Challenge passed its latest milestone: $60,000 raised for science! We have four days left to push that total higher. That’s why you should go to RocketHub and support your favourite kind of science.
Salon "Crowdfunding" brings science back to the masses Salon Using data SciFund has drawn from 159 projects over three rounds of funding, Jai said that a scientist blogger who posts once a month, for example, on average will have 53 Twitter...
More tasty analysis! First, how did round 3 compare to the previous rounds in how ambitious the researchers were? People were asking for more money than in Round 3 than 2: (A reminder of how to read these graphs: the small black square is the mean.
As I write this, we are in the last day of round 3 of #SciFund. This morning, we just saw our eleventh project to become 100% funded. Congratulations to Amy Truitt for her success with her project, “Did you know butterflies have STDs?