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What are some examples of citizen science websites that produce live results?

Asked by coelacanth (222 points ) March 20th, 2012

i.e. a group of people enter a set of data, press enter, and that data is conglomerated and displayed live to the group (public or private).

Alternatively, how might one execute such an idea?

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cazzie's avatar

I am pretty sure there has been some great discoveries with astronomy, but here is a pretty decent list:

http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/FAQ/citizenscience.html

flutherother's avatar

The Galaxy Zoo project asks people to classify images of galaxies produced by the Hubble space telescope. Around 250,000 people have taken part.

crobson's avatar

Creek Watch (www.ibm.com/creekwatch) is another example. Users report real time conditions of waterways using their iPhones for environmental management programs. The worldwide data is available live on crekwatch.org.

coelacanth's avatar

As far as I have seen, Galaxy Zoo doesn’t have a page of live results. Creek Watch does, but it is just a map of all occurrences, no analysis. Are there any examples that include basic, live statistics from the inputs?

linguaphile's avatar

A bunch of gamers on a game web site decoded the AIDS protein chain which needs to be identified before a vaccine can be developed.

Scientists= 15 years, no result
Citizen Gamers= 3 weeks, epic win.

The game web site does post live results of their science-game results.

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