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  • Molecular Gastronomy: Turkish Coffee Foam

    By ThomasScheckter on May 2, 2011
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    Molecular gastronomy is the logical result of merging food, physics and chemistry. While not the most common style of cooking, the results can be very impressive or disgustingly bland – or both. The problem is that it is all too often seen as some exclusive cult – limited to Michelin star fame. Fortunately this is not true for the amateur...

  • Do Citizen Science! Get Paid.

    By JacobShiach on April 29, 2011
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    I’m quite excited to announce that we are now offering compensation for those who contribute to the print magazine. Even though ya’ll are awesome and have been happy to contribute simply for the love of science. We believe it is important to compensate people for doing good work. And as current and previously starving college students we also know...

  • Our newest addition to the CSQ Team!

    By Carolina Astrain on April 26, 2011
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      Science: the final frontier. Standing on my desk is a green-colored hand sanitizing gel. The gel is the sort of green you’d seen in an alien movie or from the haunting Hotel Empire love scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). Next to it, a jelly jar full of English peppermints, a medicine bottle of women’s One-A-Day vitamins and a...

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    Sugar Shot to Space

    By RichardNakka on April 15, 2011
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    A rather intriguing question was posted in an e-mail discussion forum devoted to sugar propellants. One of the contributor innocently asked “Would it be possible to launch a sugar-propelled rocket into Space?” This query set into motion a flurry of activity, which sought to answer this question, at least from a theoretical perspective. A number of experienced amateur rocketeers...

  • The Light Bulb PCR Machine

    By RusselDurrett on April 10, 2011
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    This clever device shatters the cost of current thermal cyclers and increases the accessibility of this integral piece of bioware. For less than $50, it could be yours. Citizen Scientists have already begun to empower themselves and others by making biology more accessible. The first wave of change, it seems, is coming in the form of cleverly-built hardware – PCR...

  • Open Wide – a case for open source medicine (pt1)

    By StevenMiron on April 9, 2011
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    All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. – Hippocratic Oath Medicine is full of secrets. I should know, since I’m a doctor. While some philosophers will argue that there is no such...

  • It’s a Fab, Fab World!

    By AndrewHessel on April 7, 2011
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    At Singularity University, on the NASA Ames research campus in California, we have an innovation lab that is sponsored by Autodesk, a design and visualization software company. People use the lab’s computers and software to design new objects very precisely, and to render them with photo-realistic quality.  The resulting digital files can then be sent to a 3D printer.  We have several...

  • Ben’s DIY Scanning Electron Microscope

    By JacobShiach on April 4, 2011
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    Scanning Electron Microscopes(SEM) are used for visualizing things at a magnification not able to be resolved using light microscopy. And are a terribly valuable tool not only for discovery but also to educate people on the unseen world. However, like most useful scientific tools, they are also terribly expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand for a used one...

  • The first issue of Citizen Science Quarterly is done!

    By JacobShiach on March 28, 2011
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    I am without words to express how unbelievably ecstatic I am to finally get to announce that sentence above. These past few months have been both an amazing and challenging experience. The closer we got to this day the more and more I realized, I entirely underestimated how much goes into starting and running a magazine. Especially when everyone...

  • Call for Articles for Vol 02.

    By JacobShiach on March 10, 2011
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      Howdy All, With the print edition of Vol. 01 at the printers and the digital edition already available , it’s time to look towards the future of Citizen Science Quarterly. And since we are pro’s at math the next step is appropriately named Vol 02. 😉 The theme for our second issue is “New Frontiers”. And will focus on...