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  • Monarch Google Earth Tour

    Monarch Butterfly Google Earth Tour

    By EOL on May 2, 2013
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    A story about the migration of monarch butterflies, and the people that help them out along the way. This Google Earth Tour was produced by Atlantic Public Media in cooperation with the Encyclopedia of Life. Producers: Eduardo Garcia-Milagros & Ari Daniel Shapiro Download the Google Earth Tour KMZ file Learn more about Monarch Butterflies on the Encyclopedia of Life

  • Armchair Taxonomist Challenge!

    By EOL on April 30, 2013
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    Get in touch with your inner science writer: announcing the Armchair Taxonomist Challenge! Humans have probably been naming things and making lists since our earliest ancestors began to separate “Stuff That Tastes Good” from “Stuff That Killed That Other Guy That One Time”.Trouble is, a lot of information about living things is hidden behind paywalls or scattered across random...

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    Crowdsource the Cure for Cancer: One slide at a time.

    By JacobShiach on November 22, 2012
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    For their latest and possibly most ambitious crowd-sourcing project Cellslider, Zooniverse has partnered with Cancer Research UK to analyze archival cancer research data. While computers have gotten better at image analysis, the majority of this type af analysis is still being done by real people and is quite time intensive.  By harnessing the collective power of hundreds of thousands of...

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    3d printed Straw Pipetter

    By JacobShiach on July 6, 2012
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    Christopher Pendlebury has created a simple pipetter suitable for dispensing liquid in the 200μL to 1000μL range. Instructions 1. Print StrawPipette.stl 2. If necessary, clean up hole so straw slides in easily. The straw should stay in snugly, but shouldn’t crush the straw. 3. If required, sterilise some drinking straws. 4. Insert straw and use pipette: i. Insert into liquid,...

  • Fungi Podcast

    By EOL on May 4, 2012
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    This week’s podcast begins with a riddle about a life form that’s all around us, yet rarely seen. Working under cover, it sends its ghostly tendrils into almost every corner of the terrestrial world. We associate it with death and decay, but life as we know it would be impossible without it. Come for a walk in the woods...

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    Printable Iphone to Microscope mount

    By JacobShiach on April 19, 2012
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    Thingiverse user Boogie has uploaded a pretty cool but simple design for a 3D printable iphone to microscope adapter. According to Boogie you can also use it with your android phone with the help of a few rubber bands. If you print this out and take pictures with it let us know how they turn out. Via Thingiverse

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    3D printed “smart” rection vessels

    By JacobShiach on April 16, 2012
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    Leroy Cronin and his team out of the University of Glasgow have used a 3D printer they modified to use bathroom sealant to develop a wide variety of custom reaction vessels. The video above shows the printing of such a vessel and how it allows for much more detailed reaction monitoring.  One vessel was printed with catalyst-laced ‘ink’, enabling...

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    Mapping the Retinal Connectome

    By JacobShiach on April 11, 2012
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    The connectome is the map of the connections between each of your neurons. According to Sebabstian Seung it is the connectome, more so than your DNA, that is responsible for the uniqueness of a person.  To develop this theory Seung and his lab have recently launched a webapp called EyeWire to allow anyone to take part in charting the...

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    CSQ content is now CC By-SA

    By JacobShiach on April 9, 2012
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    As of this post, CitizenScienceQuarterly.com and all future print issues will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license. This means you are free to share any information we post as long as you share under the same license and attribute the work properly Note: This does not refer to past issues, because of some of the artwork...

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    We want to hear from you!

    By JacobShiach on March 27, 2012
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    Hi All! We are building a new CSQ site. The main reason for this rebuild was to implement a cleaner code base so we could implement planned improvements without worrying about “ducktaped” code bugging out. A few such small improvements we already have in the works are 1)improved typography for better readability 2)styling that matches the print 3)improved author...