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Old Ship Logs Reveal …Hints about Climate

September 3, 2014

Brian Naylor of NPR’s “Morning Edition” describes the Old Weather project, a citizen-science gateway that helps scientists fill in their gaps about climate history. Citizens are transcribing the logbooks of mariners from long ago. The project, created by Kevin Wood, a research scientist with NOAA and the University of Washington, allows “long-term, complete reconstruction of the Earth’s atmosphere.”

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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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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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