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January 19, 2018
  • The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) and volunteer Jon Pace, discovered the largest known prime number (the 50th known Mersenne prime number), 2^77,232,917 - 1 (23.2 million digits) on December 26, 2017
  • news article: 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 world
  • news article: Amateur Astronomers Discover ‘Unusual’ Five-Planet System Using Zooniverse And Kepler Data
  • news article: Citizen scientists discover five-planet system
  • news article: Power-Hog Bitcoin May Find Answers in Scientific Bounty Hunt
  • news article: Kelp, Spacecraft, and You
  • news article: Computing project finds largest known prime number
  • news article: We Have A New Prime Number, And It’s 23 Million Digits Long
  • news article: FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Prime Number Ever at 23 Million Digits Long
  • news article: Eclipse Megamovie project seeks public's help analyzing 50,000 photos
  • news article: Your Computer Can Volunteer, Too
  • news article: 9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific Research
  • news article: How scientists are expanding the spectrum for SETI and the search for alien life
  • news article: Looking Up: Search for extraterrestrial life continues
October 23, 2017
  • New, active Distributed Human project: Seabird Watch is studying seabird populations in locations around the world to determine the causes of recent declines in those populations
  • news article: Saving the world with spare computing power; a short overview of World Community Grid
  • news article: Here’s how citizen scientists assisted with the disaster response in the Caribbean
  • news article: Your Computer Might Be Working for Currency Miners: Some call it malware, but it could be great for internet publishers
  • news article: Using AI, citizen science and disaster response to help victims of Hurricane Irma
  • news article: 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 so
August 4, 2017 June 3, 2017