60 second adventures in collaborative science with David Mitchell – Citizen Science (1/3)

60 second adventures in collaborative science with David Mitchell –  Citizen Science (1/3)


Sixty-second Adventures in Collaborative
Science Number One: Citizen Science Since the study of science began, it’s been
expanding and evolving faster than you can swipe left. Today, scientists are
using technology that would have blown the minds of their predecessors. But the
problem, is that things like our swanky new telescopes mapping space, are
producing so much information, that even our swanky modern computers can’t handle it. Then in 2007, Chris Lintott and the team at Galaxy Zoo had the idea of
asking volunteers if they could help sift through images from space, and it
worked. People from all over the world helped
out and not only classified and even discovered new galaxies, but spotted and
named other astronomical objects as well. This project soon became a collection
projects ‘The Zooniverse’ ranging from decoding ancient manuscripts, to spotting
penguins in Antarctica. All you need is an internet connection and everyone in
the world can become a collaborative scientist, now that is mind-blowing. If you enjoyed this clip feel free to follow the links on screen for more
interesting articles and free courses from the Open University.

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