Revolutionizing nanoscience with nanoHUB

March 5, 2014

Science gateway nanoHUB is featured on

More and more researchers across the globe are now sharing software, data, and content within the virtual societies of science gateways, where cyberinfrastructure is widely available and easily accessible through a web browser. But do science gateways truly hold the keys to advancing domain science? Gerhard Klimeck, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University in Indiana, US, believes nanoHUB and science gateways are redefining research and education.

Read the article by Amber Harmon.

The challenge of the modern scientist is to avoid career suicide

February 26, 2014

This article from The Conversation website considers how big team science (to which gateways can contribute) is growing more and more prevalent, yet there is a lack of rewards and training for software development (and by extension gateway development, which is used for many “big science” projects and resources).

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Phone apps connect researchers with citizen scientists

November 14, 2013

Michigan Radio’s Environment Report describes an initiative at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, that uses mobile phone apps to let citizens collect data that would interest scientists. Areas of application so far include beach safety, air pollution, community ethnography, and mushroom locations.

Listen to the report (4 minutes)

Welcome to the Age of Denial

August 21, 2013

The number of people who value the integrity of scientific fact is decreasing in the US. Adam Frank offers a call to arms for greater efforts to make science accessible and appreciated, something gateways do quite well.

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Think Big Data Is All Hype? You’re Not Alone.

August 19, 2013

A look at whether “Big Data” is at the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. Contains a useful, brief explanation of the promise of big data and of Gartner’s approach to evaluating technology trends for hype.

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New Facebook App Created to Save Europe’s Ash Trees

August 13, 2013

Europe’s ash trees are threatened by a fungus. Researchers have created a Facebook app to crowdsource analysis of genetic data. From PRI’s The World, hosted by Marco Werman.

Listen to the radio interview

What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick

April 2, 2013

A survey of participants in the Galaxy Zoo project reveals why citizen scientists take part in crowdsourced science projects. From MIT Technology Review.

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Making the Web Work for Science

January 25, 2013

Kaitlin Thaney interviewed by Nat Torkington of O’Reilly Radar on the value of open science and why broken methods are blocking big advances. 

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The Humanities, Digitized

May-June 2012

Jonathan Shaw in Harvard Magazine describes several projects in the humanities that are using visualization, digitized collections, crowdsourcing, or text mining to explore literature, art, history, and current events in new ways.

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