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« on: 26/07/2011 18:53:05 »
Hello everybody,

I recently got an e-mail from the Zooniverse project asking me if I had any suggestions as to future projects they might consider.

I was somewhat overwhelmed by this as I need a lot more information to get my imagination moving on this one.
Given the vast amount of data collected by all the different projects I find myself entering a minefield.

What would be good is to find out what data is available for the Zooniverse project. 

If anyone has any ideas I would be happy to work on this and develop any new ideas through this forum.  If we do all come up with some new ideas I will definitely reply to them and state that the concepts have been created by using the naked scientist forum.

The principle of Zooniverse is just fantastic so why not try to apply the same principle in generating new projects.  I happen to know that some of the naked scientists are great supporters of the Zooniverse project and it is pretty clear why.

Some stuff I already thought about:

Colliding black holes
UFO's  ;D
Using spectroscopy to identify the elements of asteroids near and far. (Future resources)

So let us use our combined intellect, creativity and imaginations and really come up with some good ideas.  :P


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/07/2011 23:59:07 »
Anybody?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/07/2011 02:29:23 »
I think I found their page.

The project seems to be essentially building a human computer, kind of like being plugged into the Matrix.

So, what kinds of computational tasks are easy for a human, but difficult for a computer?

Perhaps there would be something with inter-species DNA comparison, or matching gene variation to genotype & disease.

A lot more might be able to be done with handwritten texts.  We have good OCR programs (that might need proofreading), but I presume there are a lot of texts that never have been fully digitized, for example old law texts or meeting minutes.  Are all the Congressional Records digitized?  What about the equivalent for every state?

They could tie into SETI.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/07/2011 17:46:49 »
The potential is quite mind numbing really, maybe I should list all the projects they have running so people can get an idea of what they do.... the best thing would be to have a look at the website so here is a link....


http://www.zooniverse.org/about



 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/07/2011 18:00:08 »
We are best at coming up with fuzzy answers.  Answers that are wrong from a computational perspective but right enough to proceed with the project at hand.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2011 01:55:02 »
I have submitted and idea with Zooniverse that will be the largest ever animal census, if they go for it anyway.  ;D
 

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