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Astronomers Draft 10,000 Volunteers to Find Dark Energy in Nearly 250,000 Galaxies; an overview of new Zooniverse project Dark Energy ExplorersTech TimesDecember 27, 2022
‘Billion Molecules Against COVID-19’ Challenge to Launch with Massive Supercomputing SupportHPCwireApril 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic turned Folding@Home into an exaFLOP supercomputerArs TechnicaApril 14, 2020
Shuttered Chicago museums join COVID-19 fight with high-tech toolsChicago TribuneApril 13, 2020
Coronavirus: how your computer could help find a vaccineFinancial TimesApril 6, 2020
Folding@Home Reaches Exascale: 1,500,000,000,000,000,000 Operations Per Second for COVID-19AnandTechMarch 26, 2020
SETI@Home Is Over; The Fight Against COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Just BeginningForbesMarch 15, 2020
Coronavirus - What we’re doing and how you can help in simple termsFolding@homeMarch 15, 2020
NVIDIA Asks Players To Use Their Gaming PCs To Fight Coronavirus: NVIDIA GeForce calls for the PC gaming community to make extra GPU power available to scientists tirelessly researching the COVID-19 virusScreenRantMarch 15, 2020
Help Take the Fight to COVID-19 with BOINC and Folding@homeUnraidMarch 13, 2020
You Can Help Fight Coronavirus by Giving Scientists Access to Your Computer: Stanford’s Folding@home is using distributed computing to help develop COVID-19 drugsOneZeroMarch 12, 2020
Seti@home is on Pause. Unfortunately, it’s not Because They’ve Discovered AliensUniverse TodayMarch 10, 2020
How you can use your computer to help fight COVID-19 coronavirusZDNetMarch 10, 2020
Call to spot spider monkeys to help tackle habitat lossBreakingNews.ieMarch 5, 2020
After 1.5 million days of computer time, SETI@home heads home to probe potential signs of alien civilizationsThe RegisterMarch 4, 2020
Folding@home takes up the fight against COVID-19 / 2019-nCoVFolding@homeFebruary 27, 2020
New Project - Hawk TalkDaily ZooniverseJanuary 25, 2019
Public Gets Chance to Earn Block Rewards by Donating Computing Power to Scientific ResearchCointelegraph NewsJanuary 15, 2019
Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanetEarthSkyJanuary 13, 2019
Volunteer scientists play important role in wildlife research projectGrand Forks HeraldJanuary 4, 2019
OpenZika Team Adds New Resources to Continue Massive Data AnalysisWorld Community GridDecember 20, 2018
The Easiest Side Hustle Ever? Renting Out Your Phone When You're AsleepInc.November 8, 2018
From cancer to climate change: The tech you can use to save the worldAlphrOctober 15, 2018
Citizen Scientists Give New Life And Value To Old Astrophotos; an overview of the Astronomy Rewind Zooniverse projectSpaceRefOctober 9, 2018
Be A Part Of New Drug Discovery: the Conduit platform will make for-pay computing resources available to biotech companiesForbesOctober 28, 2018
Call for Citizen Scientists to Help Unravel the Mysteries of South Sudan's Forests; an overview of the South Sudan DiversityCam Zooniverse projectPR NewswireSeptember 6, 2018
Science Edition: Citizen Science (audio)Voice of America NewsJuly 27, 2018
Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data ProcessingcoindeskJuly 24, 2018
Blockchain company Aikon teams up with the Hubble Space Telescope for deep space researchSilicon AgeJuly 20, 2018
Cryptocurrency Mining is Hampering the Search for Alien LifeEdgyLabsJune 28, 2018
Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people: Using Overclock's Akash Network, companies can turn their unused servers into Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker containers for rentNetwork WorldApril 9, 2018
What you don’t know could hurt your computerManila TimesApril 4, 2018
Citizen scientists join in search for exoplanetsNewsOKMarch 6, 2018
What is 'cryptojacking' and why you need to worry about itFirstpostMarch 3, 2018
Volunteers are wanted to transcribe justices' notes from SCOTUS conferencesABA JournalFebruary 16, 2018
Crypto Mining Gets in the Way of E.T. Search: Cryptocurrency miners and their demand for GPUs are interfering with the search for alien lifeABA JournalFebruary 15, 2018
Blockchain startup Aura will offer gaming rewards for your idle computer timeVentureBeatFebruary 15, 2018
U of M crowdsourcing project transcribes Supreme Court justices’ handwritten notes; an overview of the new SCOTUS Notes projectGeographicalFebruary 13, 2018
Salon Asks Users to Mine Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Ad-Free SiteExtremeTechFebruary 13, 2018
Ready, set, Zooniverse: Calgary's citizen-science link goes livemetro News CalgaryFebruary 13, 2018
Let’s Talk About Bitcoin’s Insane Energy ConsumptionSingularityHubFebruary 5, 2018
Get your phone solving cancer on World Cancer Day (and after)pickrFebruary 4, 2018
It’s a movement: Amateur scientists are making huge discoveriesbig thinkFebruary 3, 2018
UNICEF recruits gamers to mine cryptocurrency for Syrian kidsEngadgetFebruary 2, 2018
Crowdsourcing just found an entire star systemSyFyJanuary 25, 2018
The K2-138 system: the first exoplanet system discovered by citizen scientistsNASA SpaceflightJanuary 20, 2018
Planets around other stars like peas in a pod10000 CouplesJanuary 16, 2018
Sofa Conservation: How many elephants can you see? How many orangutans are in that tree? New conservation projects are hoping the answers to these questions can help protect endangered species around the worldGeographicalJanuary 15, 2018
Amateur Astronomers Discover ‘Unusual’ Five-Planet System Using Zooniverse And Kepler DataInquisitrJanuary 12, 2018
Citizen scientists discover five-planet systemphys.orgJanuary 11, 2018
Power-Hog Bitcoin May Find Answers in Scientific Bounty Huntswissinfo.chJanuary 11, 2018
Kelp, Spacecraft, and YouDeep Sea NewsJanuary 9, 2018
Computing project finds largest known prime numberTribLiveJanuary 8, 2018
We Have A New Prime Number, And It’s 23 Million Digits LongFiveThirtyEightJanuary 5, 2018
FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Prime Number Ever at 23 Million Digits LongThe africomJanuary 5, 2018
Eclipse Megamovie project seeks public's help analyzing 50,000 photosphys.orgJanuary 5, 2018
Your Computer Can Volunteer, TooDiscover Magazine BlogsJanuary 4, 2018
9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific ResearchSingularityHubDecember 31, 2017
How scientists are expanding the spectrum for SETI and the search for alien lifeGeekWireDecember 29, 2017
Looking Up: Search for extraterrestrial life continuesChicoERDecember 28, 2017
Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Researchbtcmanager.comDecember 28, 2017
Research For All (a poem)The Poetry of ScienceDecember 15, 2017
IBM to invest $200 million in climate change research: To support the scientific community in its efforts to understand the impact of climate change, IBM is offering around $200 million for five climate-related projects that will leverage its World Community Grid networkconsultancy.ukDecember 8, 2017
Analysis Underway on 30 Terabytes of Data from the Uncovering Genome Mysteries ProjectWorld Community GridNovember 24, 2017
Crowdsourcing the forest for the trees: an overview of the Amazon Aerobotany projectMongabay NewsNovember 7, 2017
Parasitic cryptocurrency mining, ad revenue and volunteer computing, a 3-sided coinThe SociableNovember 6, 2017
Saving the world with spare computing power; a short overview of World Community GridIBM BlogsOctober 24, 2017
Here’s how citizen scientists assisted with the disaster response in the CaribbeanThe ConversationOctober 18, 2017
Your Computer Might Be Working for Currency Miners: Some call it malware, but it could be great for internet publishersBloombergOctober 13, 2017
Using AI, citizen science and disaster response to help victims of Hurricane Irmaphys.orgSeptember 20, 2017
You can help Boston map the entire human microbiome: Scientists want to study how the human microbiome bacteria in our bodies affect our health, but they need you to lend your computer's power to do soMetroSeptember 5, 2017
Listening to Starlight: Our ongoing search for alien intelligenceEngadgetMay 25, 2017
Planet Nine Breakthrough? Four Candidates LocatedScience World ReportApril 5, 2017
Search for elusive Planet 9 gets a crowdsourcing boost: It seems to be lurking far beyond Pluto. Major efforts are now underway to find it thanks in part to citizen science platform Zooniverse and the BBC.CNetMarch 31, 2017
2 Unusual Ways To Earn Cryptocurrency Using Just Your Laptop or PCLive Bitcoin NewsMarch 22, 2017
Finally, a use for your mobile phone: Snapping ALIEN signal blurts; Citizen science project to find galactic bursts using selfie-taking pocket radio receiversThe RegisterFebruary 15, 2017
IBM wants your help to find new cancer cures using your computer or android smartphoneTech2February 1, 2017
Donate Your Computer’s Spare Time to ScienceNew York TimesOctober 20, 2016
New Project--Gravity Spy!Daily ZooniverseOctober 12, 2016
Orlando volunteers aid Zika researchOrlando SentinelSeptember 10, 2016
As UK Reports More Zika Cases, IBM Offers Up Free Technology To Fight VirusTechWeek EuropeJuly 29, 2016
foldit's Tuberculosis Challenge beginsfolditJuly 12, 2016
Citizen science fosters collaboration: A new crowdsourcing platform helps citizens and scientists work together; an overview of Zooniverse projectsMinnesota DailyJuly 6, 2016
You can help decipher Civil War telegramsThe State Journal-RegisterJune 26, 2016
Your smartphone can fight Zika virus; a short overview of World Community Grid's OpenZika projectBusiness RecorderJune 25, 2016
Can the smartphone cure Zika?Tech CrunchJune 24, 2016
Crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegramsUniversity of MinnesotaJune 21, 2016
Scientists need your help: Identify species with ZooniverseScienceNetwork Western AustraliaJune 15, 2016
SETI Gets an Upgrade: If we broaden our search, will we hear aliens? $100 million says yesAir and Space MagazineJune, 2016
Your Spare Computing Power Could Help Fight ZikaThe AtlanticMay 24, 2016
IBM uses supercomputing power for Zika researchZDNetMay 21, 2016
Citizen scientists aid Ecuador earthquake relief: Effort to identify damaged areas combines crowdsourcing with machine-learning algorithmsNatureMay 3, 2016
That mighty thud was CERN dropping 300TB of raw collider data to the InternetExtremeTechApril 26, 2016
How Technology is Fighting Against TuberculosisNewsWatchApril 20, 2016
IBM, University of Nottingham initiate tuberculosis studyBioPrepWatchApril 5, 2016
Billionaire’s Huge New Alien-Hunting Project To Scan Stars For Life Next YearYahoo! NewsDecember 29, 2015
The Strongest Supercomputer on Earth Still Needs Your Laptop to Cure Cancer: Volunteer computing and BOINC, once the future of research, are an ocean of unrealized promise. Why? Its creators don't have a way to reach out to you.InverseDecember 20, 2015
How to Start Volunteer Computing in 2016: BOINC and World Community Grid volunteers are working to save the world. Joining them is easy.InverseDecember 16, 2015
Volunteers Donate PC PowerGulf TimesNovember 25, 2015
Did SETI@Home ever find aliens using your old computer?Yahoo! NewsOctober 29, 2015
Want to help make the next newsbreaking science find? Become a citizen scientist; an overview of Zooniverse projectsExaminerOctober 17, 2015
Gridcoin -- A Crypto that Empowers Scientific ResearchNewsBTCOctober 11, 2015
So You Want to Be a (Citizen) Scientist?Huffington PostSeptember 29, 2015
Now You Can Help Scientists Track Animals In Mozambique From Your Sofa; an overview of Zooniverse's WildCam Gorongosa projectGizmodo UKSeptember 10, 2015
SETI reborn: The New Search for Intelligent LifeAstrobiology MagazineSeptember 10, 2015
WildCam Gorongosa: Help Tag Animal Selfies to Support Conservation in AfricaHHMI NewsSeptember 8, 2015
A funding breakthrough for SETIThe Space ReviewAugust 17, 2015
Happy Birthday, Einstein@HomeLightReadingAugust 14, 2015
Turbo-Charging the Hunt for ETs: This Will Give our Decade a Shot at Cosmic Stardom; some of the data from Breakthrough Initiatives, a new, larger, SETI listening project, will be processed by SETI@homeCalifornia MagazineJuly 27, 2015
Stephen Hawking plans to find aliens using our Android smartphones; some data from Breakthrough Initiatives, a new, larger, SETI listening project, will be processed by SETI@home on the BOINC distributed computing platformgeek.comJuly 24, 2015
Disaster Response in Nepal and The Zooniverse; an overview of how Zooniverse responded to requests for help with the Nepal disaster and how it may be able to help with future disastersZooniverse BlogMay 13, 2015
How can your computer help find a cure?; an overview of World Community GridIBMApril 28, 2015
Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow "Space Balls"; The Milky Way Project volunteers have identified objects which are in the early stages of massive star formationNASA ScienceApril 9, 2015
Citizen scientists earn their stripes with tiger-tagging app; an overview of the new Wildsense projectInternational Science Grid this WeekApril 8, 2015
Number-crunching Higgs boson: meet the world’s largest distributed computer gridThe ConversationMarch 12, 2015
Top distributed computing projects still hard at work fighting the world's worst health issuesIT WorldMarch 9, 2015
Help New York Build a Digital Time Machine: The New York Public Library needs a hand with its ambitious "Google Maps of yesteryears" projectCityLabFebruary 26, 2015
Seven quadrillion comparisons later, Uncovering Genome Mysteries is just getting started; an update on the Uncovering Genome Mysteries projectWorld Community GridFebruary 26, 2015
Estes Park participating in World Community Grid effortEstes Park Trail GazetteFebruary 16, 2015
Using one cancer to help defeat many: Mapping Cancer Markers makes progress; an update on the Mapping Cancer Markers projectWorld Community GridFebruary 12, 2015
Making progress against two of the world’s deadliest diseases; an update on the GO Fight Against Malaria projectWorld Community GridFebruary 11, 2015
Charity Engine Debuts Million-Core Challenge; Charity Engine will donate 1 million core-hours of CPU processing to each of three distributed computing projectsHPC wireFebruary 9, 2015
Computing for Clean Water on the road to publication; an update on the Computing for Clean Water projectWorld Community GridFebruary 9, 2015
Clean Energy Project team continues to make progress; an update on the Computing for Clean Energy projectWorld Community GridFebruary 6, 2015
UW researchers developing treatment for Celiac Disease; researches at the University of Washington used the Foldit tool to discover an "enzyme that will break down gluten in the stomach, allowing those diagnosed with Celiac disease to safely digest gluten. The enzyme, KumaMax named from the model enzyme [the] team used called Kumamycin, will be in pill-form."The Daily of the University of WashingtonJanuary 28, 2015
Using grid computing to understand an underwater world; results from World Community Grid's Computing for Sustainable Water projectWorld Community GridJanuary 28, 2015
CITIZEN SCIENTISTS LEAD ASTRONOMERS TO MASSIVE STAR COCOONS: Mystery Objects Are Missing Link in Star Formation in Our GalaxyNasdaq Globe NewswireJanuary 28, 2015
Citizen Scientists Lead Astronomers to Mystery Objects in Space; volunteers from The Milky Way Project have given astronomers a "new way to detect the early stages of massive star formation"Jet Propulsion Laboratory NewsJanuary 27, 2015
Sony launches Folding@home initiative for smartphones--curing disease with your phoneAusdroidJanuary 13, 2015
New mobile app from Stanford and Sony lets your phone conduct research on breast cancer and Alzheimer's while it charges; Folding@home will now run on Android phonesStanford University NewsJanuary 12, 2015
How Scientists Plus Zooniverse Ended Up w/Floating Forests ProjectSatnews DailyJanuary 12, 2015
Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Try it, you might like itPLOS BlogsJanuary 12, 2015
Volunteer 'Disk Detectives' Classify Possible Planetary Habitats; an update on the Disk Detective projectNASA NewsJanuary 6, 2015
Help Fight Ebola With Your Smartphone; an overview of the Outsmart Ebola Together projectIGN AfricaDecember 22, 2014
Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle timeEngadgetDecember 19, 2014
How Your Tablet Can Help Find an Ebola Cure: Anyone with a computer or Android smartphone can perform cutting edge research on the formidable virusTIMEDecember 19, 2014
New imaging tools accelerate cancer research; an update on the Help Conquer Cancer projectWorld Community GridDecember 15, 2014
Donate Processing Time to Fight EbolaScientific ComputingDecember 10, 2014
Podcast: Citizen Science Answering the Call; an overview of distributed computing projectsPhysics CentralDecember 10, 2014
Student’s project probes black holes, galaxies: A physics student’s research is using scientific crowdsourcing to better understand how black holes form; an overview of a Galaxy Zoo sub-projectMinnesota DailyDecember 10, 2014
Volunteer computing: 10 years of supporting CERN through LHC@home; an update on the LHC@home project and the ATLAS@Home projectInternational Science Grid This WeekDecember 3, 2014
Help researchers find an Ebola cure; an overview of the new Outsmart Ebola Together projectWorld Community GridDecember 3, 2014
IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola; an overview of Outsmart Ebola TogetherWRAL.comDecember 3, 2014
You Can Help Physicists Make the Next Higgs Boson Discovery; an overview of the new Higgs Hunters projectWiredDecember 3, 2014
Zennet Uses Blockchain Technology to Pay for Distributed Computing; the Zennet project proposes to create a for-pay distributed computing market using a new Zencoin cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin): people can pay distributed computing project participants in Zencoincryptocoins newsDecember 1, 2014
Mine for Citizen Science!: Gridcoin and FoldingCoin aretwo new projects which may contribute resources to distributed computing projects while generating Bitcoinscryptocoins newsNovember 24, 2014
Crisis mappers turn to citizen scientists: Crowdsourced disaster surveys strive for more reliability in online collaborationnature.com NewsNovember 19, 2014
Digitised WW1 diaries highlight battle confusion; results from Operation War Diary show a different version of events in the warBBC NewsNovember 8, 2014
Collect call from E.T. Do you accept the charges? an overview of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and SETI@homeEarthSkyNovember 4, 2014
Zooniverse: Asteroid ZooScientific AmericanNovember 4, 2014
Happy Halloween! Going Batty for Citizen ScienceZooniverse BlogsOctober 31, 2014
Crowdsourced DNA Project to Speed Up Research; an overview of the an overview of the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries projectIdea Connection BlogOctober 27, 2014
No Time To Volunteer? Let Your Computer Do It; an overview of the BOINC distributed computing platform and some of the projects it supportsPopular Science BlogsOctober 25, 2014
Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery; an overview of the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries projectHPCwireOctober 22, 2014
Distributed computing project enables UNSW's DNA research: Project will enable 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million DNA proteins in months; an overview of the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries projectCIO AustraliaOctober 22, 2014
Brian Cox’s guide to becoming a citizen scientist: The internet and technology have opened up opportunities for amateur scientists - you may discover new planets or speciesThe GuardianOctober 14, 2014
Citizen science - from studying bees or seaweed to solar storm-watching : The range of projects that you and your family can get involved with is staggering, and the potential rewards are immenseThe GuardianOctober 14, 2014
The Sound of Science! 5 Citizen Science Projects That Need Your Ears; links to SETI@home and 4 other projects which need volunteersPLOS BlogsOctober 7, 2014
Zooniverse: Floating Forests; an overview of Zooniverse's new Floating Forests projectScientific AmericanOctober 7, 2014
Global computer network powers research: The World Community Grid makes cancer research faster and more efficientThe VarsityOctober 5, 2014
Chicago Wildlife Watch Recruits Chicagoans to Help Conduct Urban Wildlife Research: The Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Zoo collaborate on new web-based platform that engages the public from home or classroom in scientific research through photo identification technologyVirtual-Strategy MagazineSeptember 12, 2014
Xennet wants YOUR machines for tradable supercomputer cloud: SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirationsThe RegisterAugust 20, 2014
Alien Artifacts On The Moon?; SETI researcher Paul Davies suggests that a crowd-sourced visual search of images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter (LRO) could find artifacts left by alien civilizations (if there are any)ForbesJuly 23, 2014
Crowdsourcing + Science = Results; an overview of Chris Lintott, his Zooniverse project, and crowdsourcing scientific researchozyJuly 22, 2014
Astronomers invite you to help name exoplanets and their stars; a new web platform called NameExoWorlds, being developed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Zooniverse, will allow the public to help name distant planets and starsEarthSkyJuly 9, 2014
UR tests app for donating excess space on cellphones; the University of Rochester is testing a computer application called the Green Energy Mobile Cloud which will let mobile phone users donate their phones' spare computing power to distributed computing-based research projectsDemocrat and ChronicleJuly 6, 2014
Australia’s alien UFO hunters number 34,000 and use 85 million computer hours; an overview of SETI@home and Australia's participation in itnews.com.auJune 29, 2014
Planetary Resources and Zooniverse Launch Asteroid Zoo, A Citizen Science Asteroid Challenge; an overview of the new Asteroid Zoo projectBellevue Business JournalJune 24, 2014
Asteroid Zoo Asks Public to Find Dangerous Space Rocks; an overview of the new Asteroid Zoo projectSPACE.comJune 24, 2014
How Your Idle Computer Can Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease; an overview of the new Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease projectCIO BlogsMay 14, 2014
Your Computer Downtime Could Help Crack the Alzheimer’s Code; an overview of the new Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease projectre/codeMay 11, 2014
Search for Malaysia Airlines plane turns to crowdsourcing for cluesThe Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 11, 2014
HTC phone users to power up scientific research; an overview of HTC's Power To Give projectphys.orgFebruary 25, 2014
HTC wants to combine all your Android phones to cure diseases; an overview of HTC's Power To Give initiative and its Google Play app that does distributed computing on your Android phone when it is plugged in to charge and is connected to WiFiEngadgetFebruary 24, 2014
Breakthrough in the fight against childhood cancer; World Community Grid's Help Fight Childhood Cancer project has found seven promising drug candidates to fight neuroblastoma and has published a paper about the resultsWorld Community GridFebruary 20, 2014
Donate your computing power; short overviews of several major distributed computing projectsiafrica.com TechnologyFebruary 20, 2014
Computer sharing loses momentum: Competition and education needed to keep people engagedNatureFebruary 4, 2014
Mapping Cancer Markers project launch; an overview of the new Mapping Cancer Markers projectWorld Community GridNovember 26, 2013
Home computers discover gamma-ray pulsars; Einstein@Home has discovered four new gamma-ray pulsarsphys.orgNovember 26, 2013
Computing to find cures; a description of how distributed computing is used to find cures for diseases and an overview of Folding@homeThe HinduOctober 15, 2013
Data+ Awards: Harvard's Clean Energy Project gets a massive speed boost: Computing grid accelerates data sharing among scientists; using the computing resources of World Community Grid allowed The Clean Energy Project to complete 17,000 years of computations in 3 yearsComputerWorldAugust 26, 2013
Crowdsourcing the StarsThe New YorkerMay 1, 2013
Across the Zooniverse--keeping an eye on citizen astronomyScience AlertApril 23, 2013
U.S. Used 'Distributed Intelligence' to Investigate Boston Marathon BombingWall Street Journal BlogsApril 22, 2013
Across the Zooniverse: Keeping an eye on citizen astronomy; amateur astronomers in Russia discovered the remains of the Soviet Mars 3 lander from images from HiRISEphys.orgApril 19, 2013
Citizen science: Go ahead, try this at home; an overview of several Distributed Human projects which need more participantsComputerworldApril 19, 2013
Science: Citizens getting back to basics; part 2 of a 7-article series investigating the rise of citizen sciencerabble.caApril 19, 2013
Citizen Scientists: Future looks bright for DIY tech; part 1 of a 7-article series investigating the rise of citizen sciencerabble.caApril 17, 2013
Harvard global grid computing project will help create printable solar cells: Some day, inkjet-type printers could pump out solar cellsComputerworldApril 16, 2013
Is This the Long-Lost Soviet Mars 3 Lander?Discovery NewsApril 15, 2013
NASA’s orbiter possibly spots lost 1970's Soviet lander; a Russian crowd-sourcing effort may have found the remains of the Soviet Mars 3 spacecraft on MarsSlashgearApril 11, 2013
25000 Books Proofread By Project Gutenberg Distributed ProofreadersSlashdotApril 10, 2013
Android Phones Used By Scientist In Exploring The Universe; a new BOINC client for Android phones will allow them to contribute processing to Einstein@HomeThe Droid GuyMarch 30, 2013
Long-shot distributed data center project in Canada like SETI for mobile; California company LeoNovus wants to make all of the idle computers in Stratford, Ontario work together as a single distributed data centergigaomMarch 7, 2013
Distributed computing for the greater goodZDNetMarch 1, 2013
Zooniverse: Real Science Onlinemuse magazineMarch, 2013
Distributed Computing Meets Drug Discovery; an overview of the new Quantum Cures projectGenetic Engineering and Biotechnology NewsFebruary 28, 2013
Facebook, Google tech gurus to design cancer research gameYahoo! NewsFebruary 28, 2013
Pearls across the Zooniverse: When Crowdsourcing Becomes Citizen ScienceYahoo! NewsFebruary 28, 2013
Map the Planets and Moon Zoo Join Forces to Explore Lunar Craters: the new Map the Planets project is using result data from Moon Zoo to build automated systems to detect and classify craters in images of the Moon and eventually the planets in our solar systemEarth and Solar System BlogFebruary 19, 2013
Crowd-Sourced Einstein@Home Data Analysis Discovers New Pulsars; Einstein@Home has discovered 24 new pulsars, 6 of which are binaryPhysics Central - Physics Buzz BlogFebruary 12, 2013
New 17-million-digit monster is largest known prime; an overview of GIMPS's discovery of the 48th knwn Mersenne primeNew ScientistFebruary 5, 2013
Largest prime number found--and it's 17,425,170 digits longNBC NewsFebruary 2, 2013
2.5 Million Computers Give PetaFLOP/s Power to Einstein@Home, Other ProjectsSingularity HubJanuary 30, 2013
Citizen scientists blaze trails, help find new planets; an overview of Zooniverse and some of its projectsMedill NewsJanuary 30, 2013
The 3Rs: Citizen science in the classroom; defining the rules that make a citizen science project appropriate for the classroomBritish Science AssociationJanuary 30, 2013
Eagle Eye on AmCan: Zooites, slide rules and Goldilocks planets: a short overview of "Zooites," volunteers for Zooniverse projectsNapa Valley RegisterJanuary 17, 2013
Planet Hunters find new planets: Jupiter-sized one may have habitable moonsThe Space ReporterJanuary 14, 2013
Amateur astronomers discover 42 alien planets: an overview of the recent Planet Hunters discoveryMSNBCJanuary 13, 2013
Citizen ScientistsHealth News DigestJanuary 12, 2013
Researchers Crowdsource Mars Image Study: Citizen scientists will be the first people to see much of Mars' southern pole; an overview of the new Zooniverse project: Planet Fourthe escapistJanuary 9, 2013
Desktop power helps map protein dance; Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy has captured all of the possible molecular and atomic connections between 2,280 human proteins "known to mutate and induce different forms of neuromuscular disorders, including Muscular Dystrophy."International Science Grid This WeekJanuary 9, 2013
Planet Four and Stargazing Live; a short overview of new project Planet FourZooniverse BlogJanuary 8, 2013
Call for public to study Mars images; an overview of new project Planet FourBBC NewsJanuary 7, 2013
15 new planets hint at 'traffic jam' of moons in habitable zonee Science NewsJanuary 7, 2013
Citizen Science, Citizen PolicyScientific American BlogsJanuary 7, 2013
This Wind Tunnel-Cooled Computer Is Helping Conquer CancerGizmodoJanuary 4, 2013
The petaflops of citizen science; Einstein@Home has more than 1 PetaFLOPS of computing power for the first timeIT Knowledge ExchangeJanuary 3, 2013
Help Herschel identify holes in space; an overview of The Milky Way Project's 'Clouds' subprojectSEN NewsJanuary 3, 2013
Oxford University helps take a "snapshot" of Serengeti lifeCherwell.org NewsDecember 29, 2012
NASA Launches New Citizen Science Game 'Clouds'crowdsourcing.orgDecember 24, 2012
NASA Releases a Game to Crowd-Source Cloud Classification; an overview of NASA's new Zooniverse project, an update to The Milky Way Project to identify clouds in galaxiesWebProNewsDecember 20, 2012
Minn. researchers launch citizen science project Snapshot Serengeti; an overview of the new Zooniverse project, Snapshot SerengetiMinnesota Public RadioDecember 12, 2012
‘Citizen scientists’ classify wildlife: The U’s Lion Research Center gets help analyzing animals in TanzaniaMinnesota DailyDecember 12, 2012
Your Help Needed to Study Andromeda Galaxy; an overview of the new Zooniverse project, The Andromeda Projectspace.comDecember 10, 2012
Crowdsourcing the cosmos: Astronomers welcome all to identify star clusters in Andromeda galaxy; an overview of the new Zooniverse project, The Andromeda ProjectSpace DailyDecember 7, 2012
Attacking Cloud Browsers for Distributed ComputingOverclockers ClubNovember 30, 2012
Citizen Scientists Combine to Identify Effective Cancer Treatments; an overview of ClicktoCurePSFKNovember 12, 2012
Citizen science project crowdsources identification of cancer cells; an overview of the new Zooniverse project, ClicktoCureWired UK NewsOctober 24, 2012
NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic; Old Weather is transcribing weather data from ship logs from Arctic sea voyages back to 1850NOAA NewsOctober 24, 2012
Sony Removes Folding@home From PlayStation 3The EscapistOctober 22, 2012
Volunteers Help Discover Extra-Solar Planet; citizen scientists discovered a new planet in Planet HuntersVoice of America BlogsOctober 17, 2012
Zooniverse lets citizen scientists analyze large datasetsAAAS MemberCentralOctober 8, 2012
Zooniverse: Web-Scale Citizen Science; a presentation about Zooniverse by Zooniverse's Technical Lead, Arfon SmithSpeaker DeckOctober 4, 2012
Become a Bat Detective; an overview of new Distributed Human project Bat DetectivescistarterOctober 1, 2012
Zooniverse Designates This Month 'Citizen Science September'; an overview of Galaxy Zoo's Citrizen Science September initiative: "New projects. More science. All month long."crowdsourcing.orgSeptember 19, 2012
Help Oceanographers Comb the Ocean Floor From the Comfort of Your Screen; an overview of Galaxy Zoo's new Distributed Human project: Seafloor ExplorerPopular ScienceSeptember 13, 2012
Artificial Intelligence, Powered by Many Humans: Crowdsourcing can create an artificial chat partner that's smarter than Siri-style personal assistants.Technology ReviewSeptember 10, 2012
I, for one, welcome our new machine collaborators; Galaxy Zoo Supernovae ended on August 3, 2012. Data from the project trained machines so well that they are currently better than humans at identifying supernovae in images. The project may be restarted in the future with a combination of machine and human identification of supernovae in images or with humans identifying supernovae in images that are difficult for machines to analyze.Zooniverse BlogAugust 3, 2012
Wishing the Zooniverse a Happy 5th Birthday!Universe TodayJuly 5, 2012
We need more smartphone-based citizen scienceWired UK NewsJune 5, 2012
Idle Home Computers Being Tapped For Global Social Innovation Solutions; a short overview of Charity Engine and other projectsJustmeansMay 24, 2012
Anyone out there?; an overview of "citizen science" projects, Zooniverse and SETILiveOman TribuneMay 19, 2012
'Citizen science' tracking climate change; an overview of "citizen science" crowdsourcing projectsUPIMay 18, 2012
Citizen Science Test Drive: Flex your inner-astronomer's muscle with Zooniverse; an overview of Zooniverse's "citizen science" projectsscistarter blogMay 17, 2012
Overclockers to fight for global supremacy: Keep an eye on your servers as 'Chimp challenge' hits Folding@home; the annual "Chimp challenge" lets overclockers compete to see how much work they can contribute to Folding@home in 10 daysThe RegisterMay 14, 2012
Crowdsourcing tool tapped to spot malaria; an overview of UCLA's new Biogames online citizen scientist game/tool to diagnose malariaFierceBiotechITMay 8, 2012
Lens Zoo is Coming!; Zooniverse is creating a new project to search for gravitational lensesGalaxy Zoo BlogMay 3, 2012
Music fans asked to catalogue 4,000 Victorian scores; an overview of Zooniverse's new project What's the Score at the Bodleian?Wired UKMay 3, 2012
TheSkyNet set to conquer more of our Universe; theSkyNet is working with Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium (PS1SC) to process data from its telescopeInternational Centre for Radio Astronomy ResearchMay 3, 2012
Game on! UCLA researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria: Gaming system a new step for telepathology and other telemedicine fields; an overview of UCLA's new Biogames online citizen scientist game/tool to diagnose malariaUCLA NewsroomMay 2, 2012
Citizen scientists search for alien life: Amateur astronomy buffs find common goal in just a few clicks; an overview of SETILiveChicago TribuneApril 26, 2012
Chatterbox whales say what?; an overview of Whale FMphys.org NewsApril 23, 2012
Whale.FM: Where Citizen Science, Whale Songs, and Education Come Together; an online discussion about Whale FMScientific American BlogsApril 19, 2012
IBM Enables Water Quality Predictions For Major Waterways in Partnership Between World Community Grid And University of Virginia: 90 years of research collapsed into 12 months by using the power of two-million computers; an overview of the new Computing for Sustainable Water projectThe Sacramento BeeApril 19, 2012
Unbeatable; a short history of one of the earliest online crowdsourcing projects: The Internet FreeCell projectThe Gameological SocietyApril 12, 2012
Bringing Out the Hidden Scientist in You: Zooniverse--a citizen science project reviewThe Epoch TimesApril 4, 2012
Forecasting a warming world via thousands of PCs: Citizen-scientists, volunteers donate computing time for climate research; recent results from climateprediction.netComputerWorldApril 2, 2012
Taiwanese Students Use Personal Seismic Sensors to Monitor Earthquakes; an overview of a new earthquare detection project in Taiwain, similar to Quake Catcher NetworkPopular ScienceMarch 26, 2012
Pocket-sized sensors bring earthquake science to schools; an overview of a new earthquare detection project in Taiwain, similar to Quake Catcher NetworkInternational Science Grid this WeekMarch 21, 2012
In Search for Alien Life, Researchers Enlist Human Minds; an overview of SETILiveNew York TimesMarch 21, 2012
Galaxy Zoo and the new dawn of citizen scienceThe GuardianMarch 18, 2012
A bubbly Milky Way; a discussion of interesting results from MilkyWay@homeAstronomy NowMarch 9, 2012
Citizen scientists reveal a bubbly Milky Way; participants in MilkyWay@home have "discovered more than 5,000 'bubbles' in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy. Young, hot stars blow these bubbles into surrounding gas and dust, indicating areas of brand new star formation."Physorg.comMarch 7, 2012
Seti Live website to crowdsource alien life: A website has been launched that aims to get the public involved in the search for extraterrestrial life; an overview of the new SETILive projectBBC NewsFebruary 29, 2012
SETI Institute Teams Up With Zooniverse to Empower Citizen Scientists in the Search for Extraterrestrial IntelligenceHuffington PostFebruary 29, 2012
Why Crunching Data For Science Is the Future of Game-PlayingPopular ScienceFebruary 7, 2012
Stargazing viewer in planet coup: The public push initiated on BBC Two's Stargazing Live series to find planets beyond our Solar System has had an immediate result.BBC NewsJanuary 18, 2012
Volunteers wanted for planet hunt; an overview of the Planet Hunters projectBBC NewsJanuary 15, 2012
Charity Engine: The Ethical Supercomputer That Can Win You $10,000: The company sells your donated processing power to organizations for cheap. In exchange for your generosity, you can win yourself a nice bundle of cash.Co.ExistJanuary 12, 2012
Berkeley's BOINC Reaches 2B Results Milestone for SETI@Home; the BOINC computing client for SETI@home has contributed its 2 billionth result to the projecttom's GUIDEJanuary 9, 2012
Charity Engine: The Even Cheaper Cloud Supercomputer?; a short overview of the new Charity Engine projectTalkin' CloudJanuary 6, 2012
World Community Grid, your good deed for the day; an overview of World Community Grid and how to participate in itMyBroadband NewsDecember 25, 2011
Spare some idle CPU cycles for charity this season; a short overview of the new Charity Engine projectTechCrunch EuropeDecember 23, 2011
Charity Engine: Donate spare PC power and stand a chance to win $1mTNWDecember 14, 2011
This geek uses his crazy Lego computer to help cure cancer, treat malaria and moreTNWDecember 11, 2011
Cancer Research 'to double size of datacentre'; UK charity Cancer Research, which receives computing help from World Community Grid has doubled its data center size to 200 square meters and grown its total number of processing cores from 500 to 13,000BCSDecember 9, 2011
Video game players advancing genetic research; an update on the Phylo projectMcGill NewsDecember 6, 2011
Scripps Research and IBM Launch Crowdsourcing Project to Find Cure for Malaria; an overview of the new GO Fight Against Malaria projectThe Daily CrowdSourceDecember 6, 2011
Protein-Folding Modeling For New Therapeutic Approaches; Folding@home has developed the new Copernicus framework to utilize supercomputers efficiently for protein folding simulationsMedIndiaNovember 23, 2011
Spare a little computing power to fight malaria; an overview of the new GO Fight Against Malaria projectCNET NewsNovember 21, 2011
theSkyNet comes alive: SKA-related 'citizen science' project seeks participantsTechWorld AustraliaNovember 19, 2011
New Stanford software takes Folding@home's biological research to supercomputersStanford NewsNovember 18, 2011
Crowdsourcing Scientific Progress: How Crowdflower's Hordes Help Harvard Researchers Study TB; Harvard researchers were able to use hundreds of nontechnical workers through the Crowdflower crowd-sourcing site to examine thousands of images of Tuberculosis (TB) cells to study the effectiveness of various treatments for only pennies per image and to reduce the research time to a few weeksForbesOctober 26, 2011
Help NASA Train Astronauts Underwater; an overview of Zooniverse's first lab project: KQED BlogsOctober 21, 2011
Near-Earth Asteroid Discovered via CrowdsourcingDiscovery NewsOctober 12, 2011
Accelerate physics with your own computer; an overview of the new LHC@home 2.0 projectInternational Science Grid this WeekOctober 12, 2011
Millions of Molecules Screened by Volunteers for the Clean Energy Project: You Can Help Too!; an overview of The Clean Energy ProjecttreehuggerOctober 5, 2011
Columbian scientists tap global computer network in search of leishmaniasis drugs; an overview of World Community Grid's new Drug Search for Leishmaniasis projectNewsMedicalOctober 4, 2011
Put computer downtime to good use; an overview of distributed computing projectsTimes & TranscriptOctober 1, 2011
Scientists use global computer network to find leishmaniasis drugs; an overview of the new Drug Search for Leishmaniasis projectScience and Development NetworkSeptember 30, 2011
NASA Looking for Useful Smartphone Apps for Vast Data; an overview of NASA's International Space Apps ChallengeChristian PostSeptember 29, 2011
SETI Projects Weather RecessionSky and Telescope NewsSeptember 20, 2011
Gamers Solve Decade Old HIV Puzzle in Ten DaysZME ScienceSeptember 20, 2011
Puzzle Gamers Solve Scientific Mystery that Could Help Cure AIDS: Players of an online game have helped model the structure of an enzyme which has stumped scientists for over a decadeGameProSeptember 19, 2011
Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzleThe AgeSeptember 19, 2011
Gamers succeed where scientists fail: a detailed overview of Foldit players' recent discovery of the correct structure of an enzyme, related to AIDS, which scientists have not been able to understand for over a decadeScienceBlogSeptember 18, 2011
Join In The Search For New Organic Solar Cell Material; an overview of The Clean Energy ProjectEnergy MattersSeptember 14, 2011
WA astronomers to crowdsource data processing; an overview of theSkyNetitnews AustraliaSeptember 14, 2011
IBM and University of Antioquia Cooperate to Seek Drug for Leishmaniasis Treatment: To use IBM's World Community Grid for collapsing 100 years of research into just two; over two-million Leishmaniasis sufferers worldwideIBMSeptember 13, 2011
How SETI@Home Screens ET Candidates: SETI@Home volunteers have found 4.2 billion signals of interest since the project began in 1999. What happens to them?Technology ReviewSeptember 13, 2011
Spare CPU cycles to be used to further radio astronomy: TheSkyNet project will use the idle time of thousands of PCs to create grid computing power to process massive radio astronomy data setsComputerWorld AustraliaSeptember 13, 2011
Solar-Panel Researchers Need Your Computers; Wired MagazineSeptember 13, 2011
Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell material; a detailed overview of The Clean Energy ProjectPhysorg.comSeptember 12, 2011
CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You; an overview of the upcoming cpusage projectTechnabob BlogAugust 26, 2011
Passive Collaboration: Add Your Processing Power to the Crowd; an overview of distributed computing projectsThe Daily CrowdSourceAugust 24, 2011
You can be a Citizen Scientist!; an overview of distributed human and distributed computing projectsio9August 22, 2011
Searching for cheap solar cells in computer models; an overview of The Clean Energy ProjectCNET NewsAugust 18, 2011
Virtual hunt for solar technology yields initial results: Theoretical screening method produces first sample molecule as researchers analyse 3.5 million candidates for solar cellsNatureAugust 16, 2011
Join the hunt for the Higgs boson; an overview of the Test4Theory@Home projectR&DAugust 11, 2011
LHC@home: Help CERN find the God particleExtremeTechAugust 11, 2011
Huge Atom Smasher Seeks Citizen Cybersleuths; an overview of the Test4Theory@Home projectLiveScienceAugust 10, 2011
Crowdsourcing Ancient Egyptian Scrolls; an overview of the new Zooniverse project: Ancient LifeSlashDotJuly 26, 2011
Lego folding farm fights cancer, looks good doing it; a computer with a case made of Legos is processing work units for World Community GridEngadgetJuly 18, 2011
Astronomy Without A Telescope - Gravitational Waves; an overview of gravitational wave astronomy and Einstein@HomeUniverse TodayJuly 16, 2011
Early quake alerts: Simulation modeling could enhance earthquake detection, warnings; an overview of Quake Catcher NetworkUniversity of Delaware UDailyJuly 15, 2011
Tapping Social Media's Potential to Muster a Vast Green Army; an overview of the citizen science phenomenon and several distributed human projectsReutersJuly 13, 2011
'Citizen-seismologists' sought to host tiny earthquake sensors on their computers; an overview of Quake Catcher NetworkStanford University NewsJuly 7, 2011
A supercomputer made of unused PCs; an overview of distributed computing projectsCNN MoneyJune 24, 2011
Snap a Photo and Help Measure Earth's Albedo; an overview of a one-day distributed human project to measure Earth's albedo on the Summer solsticeTalkingScienceJune 15, 2011
US astronomers launch search for alien life on 86 planets; SETI@home participants will eventually be able to process data being collected in a new SETI search at the Green Bank telescope in West VirginiaPhysorg.comMay 14, 2011
Researchers Ask For Help From Your Home Computers; an interview with David Anderson, founder of the BOINC distributed computing platformLiveScienceMay 5, 2011
A CERN for climate change; a global computing grid is needed to better understand climate changeInternational Science Grid this WeekApril 27, 2011
Bumps in the night; a short overview of the Quake Catcher Network projectInternational Science Grid this WeekApril 27, 2011
Play indie games, help Portal 2 release early: spoof distributed computing project site GLaDOS@Home encouraged "participants" to play select independently-developed games to get Portal 2 released sooner. Almost 64,000 people participated.Computerworld IDGApril 15, 2011
Meteorologists should explain, not just predict: public distributed computing weather research projects like climateprediction.net can help explain weather, not just predict itenvironmentalresearchwebApril 12, 2011
Volunteer Computing for Earthquake Detection; an overview of the Quake Catcher Network projectDr. Dobb'sMarch 29, 2011
Modern Magellans: New NSF Grant at Rensselaer Uses the Power of the Masses to Map Dark Matter in the Galaxy; MilkyWay@home will predict where dark matter (which is unobservable with current telescopes) exists in our galaxyRPI: News and EventsMarch 15, 2011
Einstein@Home Taps Donated PC Graphics Processors to Uncover a Second PulsarScientific AmericanMarch 1, 2011
Watson Sparks Interest in Humanitarian Computing: IBM's World Community Grid, a virtual supercomputer for humanitarian challenges, is benefiting from Watson's success on TV's Jeopardy. One day after the Jeopardy tournament, donations of unused PC time jumped 700 percent. IBM's World Community Grid tackles problems like water purification, cancer research, and HIV/AIDS treatments.NEWSFACTOR.comFebruary 24, 2011
CMU's CrowdForge taps the collective power of millions; an overview of the Crowdforge project crowdsourcing frameworkPOPCityFebruary 23, 2011
In Watson's Wake, IBM World Community Grid Registration Skyrockets 700%; seeing IBM's Watson computer win on the Jeopardy game show prompted a lot of people to become participants in World Community GridIT News OnlineFebruary 18, 2011
Distributed Computing Project: Climate Change Is Responsible For All The FloodingCrunchGearFebruary 18, 2011
Distributed computing project blames floods on climate change; results from climateprediction.net tie extreme flooding in 2000 to global warmingArs TechnicaFebruary 17, 2011
Developing Community Comes Together to Break Motorola's Locked Bootloaders: software developers are creating a BOINC-based project to crack Motorola's mobile device bootloader lock; unlocking the bootloader allows device users to flash the device's read-only memory and change the software features on the deviceTheUnlockrJanuary 24, 2011
Doing Real-World Science, But Skipping The Ph.D.: an overview of distributed human, or "citizen science," projectsNational Public RadioJanuary 7, 2011
Managing Scientific Inquiry in a Laboratory the Size of the Web: an overview of Internet-based "Citizen Science" projectsNew York TimesDecember 17, 2010
Phylo Flash game helps trace genetic disease: an overview of the new Phylo projectWired News UKDecember 1, 2010
Help Scientists Hunt for Exploding Stars; an overview of the Galaxy Zoo Supernovae projectWiredNovember 17, 2010
Happy 6th Birthday, World Community Grid!World Community GridNovember 16, 2010
Galaxy Zoo Searches for Supernovae; an overview of the Galaxy Zoo Supernovae projectUniverse TodayNovember 11, 2010
Maximum Interview: the Science Behind Folding@Home; an overview of the Folding@home projectMaximum PCNovember 3, 2010
Galaxy Zoo shows how well crowdsourced citizen science works; an overview of the Galaxy Zoo project and other distributed human projectsArs TechnicaOctober 26, 2010
Sony Assists Researchers Worldwide With Humanitarian Research Projects; Sony is including the World Community Grid computing client on all of its VAIO laptopsPOPSOP.comOctober 22, 2010
Einstein at home bags a pulsar; Einstein@Home discovered a rare pulsar in data in which it is searching for evidence of gravity wavesInternational Science Grid this WeekOctober 6, 2010
8 Cool Science Projects That Can Run Right on Your Home Computer; an overview of several distributed computing projectsTech News DailySeptember 20, 2010
Virtual thinkers solving real world problems; an overview of the first Citizen Cyberscience SummitNew Zealand HeraldSeptember 8, 2010
MapRejuice Is SETI@Home on Steroids; an overview of the MapRejuice distributed computing client for web browsersTechnology ReviewSeptember 3, 2010
Home Computers Dredge Up Weird Pulsar; Einstein@Home discovered an odd pulsarSky and TelescopeAugust 17, 2010
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