Posts Tagged ‘citizenscience’

Do-it-yourself science is taking off

October 6, 2019

“Public Lab’s website now hosts discussion boards on topics that range from finding decibel meters for smartphones to detecting metal ions in water, along with a range of impressive tools. In line with its do-it-yourself ethic, the site offers no ready-built equipment; those who build their own devices, Public Lab believes, are more likely to use them. There are instructions for converting a camera to take infrared images that will help determine crop health as well as for spectrometers which can show up the chemical composition of a liquid or gas by analysing light shone through it. Using a design PublicLab has kindly made available at its website to readers of The Economist, you can build one yourself, either just for the fun of it, or to measure the sugar content of your wine, or for some punk’d up purpose of your own.”

Do-it-yourself science is taking off

Manu Prakash’s Foldscope Revolution – The New Yorker

January 19, 2016

Manu Prakash’s Foldscope Revolution Driving microscope prices so low that all can play w/ them. #CitizenScience

Space-time wiring specificity supports direction selectivity in the retina : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

February 21, 2015

Spacetime wiring specificity supports…selectivity in the retina @eye_wire citizenscience traces neural connectivity

finds a time lag circuit

Jinseop S. Kim,
Matthew J. Greene,

H. Sebastian Seung
& the EyeWirers

Nature 509, 331–336 (15 May 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13240