Posts tagged Crowdsourcing
Researchers Create 'Galaxy Zoo 2' - An Online Archive of 300,000 Nearby Galaxies
Researchers Create 'Galaxy Zoo 2' - An Online Archive of 300,000 Nearby Galaxies

 Up until the late 2000's, pretty much all information on neighbouring galaxies was compiled by a handful of experts using the Hubble telescope and millions of dollars worth of equipment. While their input was frankly monumental, this was a largely impractical way of gathering information. It just seems like a waste for such a small number of people to have the power to provide such information.

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Interview With Petroglyph On Upcoming Game Victory

A few days ago, indie developer Petroglyph announced Victory, a game currently making the rounds on Kickstarter. We were fortunate enough to get in touch with the creative team behind the game and ask them a few questions about Victory, its inspiration, and their plans moving forward.

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SETI Live Crowdsources The Search For Extra Terrestrials

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence needs your help, in a rather novel online concept called the 'SETI Live' program, allowing you to examine radio waves for alien activity.

The free-to-use service presents users from around the world with a series of radio frequency signals, which were gathered by the recently restarted Allen Telescope Array (ATA), that emanate from the Kepler field.  They've picked this field in particular because it's gathered significant traction of attention recently, as a series of earth-like planets that could support life have been spotted there.

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'Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut.' A crowdsourced remake of A New Hope

The global project to recreate the original Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 15-second user-submitted segments has been uploaded and released for free viewing.

The individual scenes have been made available and live to view for quite a while; but the massive undertaking of curating all of these into 473 components of a greater whole has finally been completed, resulting in the 'Director's Cut.'  We have to admit, it's fantastic.  

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US Military planning to crowdsource military software testing via computer games

The US Department of Defense are looking to crowdsource their military software testing by developing computer games surrounding it, according to a DARPA proposal.

The implementation is going to be a steep initial cost, $32 million dollars specifically; but on the long haul, the plan (officially titled Crowd Sourced Formal Verification) is for it to dramatically reduce the cost of the software verification process.

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