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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #270 on: April 18, 2017, 03:17:21 pm »
Hopefully the developers will soon realize that, unlike pictures, chronicles need to be presented in chronological order :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #271 on: April 18, 2017, 07:25:01 pm »
New Ecology Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Sedgwick Reserve Animal Pursuit

This study investigates the impact of drought and climate change on key terrestrial species at the 5896-acre Sedgwick Reserve in southern California.

The project is a collaborative effort between University of California Santa Barbara's Computer Science Department and the UC Natural Reserve System. Their goals are to make advancements in trail camera deployment and image processing to help climate scientists better understand how drought affects wildlife.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/ckrintz/sedgwick-reserve-animal-pursuit and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/haVg6mNUwkpuRw2L2 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #272 on: April 18, 2017, 07:41:44 pm »
Snapshot Wisconsin Season 5

Greetings,
 
We're happy to announce a new season of Snapshot Wisconsin! Season 5 features wildlife photos from Fall 2016 and Winter 2016/2017. We've also made a few changes to the classification tool: 
 
-       A "No animals present" checkbox to make classifying faster when no animals are found in a photo sequence.
-       A zoom tool to make tricky classifications easier.
-       New elk categories that mimic the deer categories (antlered, antlerless, and head not visible).
 
Log on now at www.snapshotwisconsin.org to test out these new functions and help us classify new photos of wildlife!
 
Thanks for all you do,

Christina and the Snapshot Wisconsin Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #273 on: April 18, 2017, 07:59:38 pm »
26 New Candidates Discovered!

Hi there,

Great work last week, you helped discover 26 new supernova candidates. There was a lot of data to get through last week and we really appreciate it.

This week there are about 4000 new images that we need you help to classify.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #274 on: April 18, 2017, 10:27:32 pm »
Hopefully the developers will soon realize that, unlike pictures, chronicles need to be presented in chronological order :'( :'( :'(

Too true. That talk about 'Faux Historians' still haunts me. Can't help thinking that there cold be a lot of very useful ideas ready to come out of those books if only they were in chronological order  :-\

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #275 on: April 26, 2017, 02:26:47 am »
Decoding the Civil War Challenge - Update

Hi there,

We wanted to give everyone working on Decoding the Civil War a quick update on our seventh day?halfway through?of the 10 ledger 2 week challenge. Because of your enthusiasm and hard work, on Sunday you finished the first 10 ledgers. We still need to process and review these ledgers before they are available to the public, but this is exactly what we hoped for! You have completed an incredible 6,342 classifications, an average of 1,000 transcriptions a day, in the last six days. We are far exceeding our goal of 425 classifications per day!

Now, because of this incredible feat of 10 ledgers in 6 days, which has been mind blowing in a very good way, we would love to tap into your enthusiasm, and beg upon your good graces, and tackle another set of ten ledgers. On Friday we prepared, just in case, a new set of ten. These ten have been called onto the stage and have been added to the challenge. This next set is quite exciting, it includes a letter press volume. We are now focusing the challenge on 20 ledgers in 2 weeks. We can do this!

We would also like to thank all our veteran volunteers who have stepped up and helped out on the Talk Boards. Thank you!

Now please rejoin the challenge at www.decodingthecivilwar.org.

Mario & the Decoding the Civil War Team



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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #276 on: April 26, 2017, 03:25:56 am »
New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Comics++

The researchers behind the project want to identify comics elements and create an annotated corpus. The project's usage is at least three fold: enhance the creation of digital comics, boost comics research in Digital Humanities, and support the work of collectors, librarians and archivists.

Dive into comics! Read, explore, discover, share... Help expand our understanding of the sequential art!

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at http://dissimilitudes.lip6.fr:8182/#/ and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/QnrVl276yNatBWQ92.

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #277 on: April 26, 2017, 04:38:39 am »
Thousands of fresh images

Hi there,

Last week your classifications helped discover 7 new supernova candidates bringing the total number of discoveries to almost 400 so far this year!

This week we have another 5750 new images that we need your help to review.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

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« Reply #278 on: April 26, 2017, 04:54:31 am »
Wartime Challenge - Measuring the ANZACs

Hi Everyone

We're now over a week into our challenge on Decoding the Civil War and now it's time to bring another wartime project into the challenge:

The Measuring the ANZACs needs your help. The 25th of April 2017 is the 102nd anniversary of the World War I landings by Australian and New Zealand troops (ANZACs) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, alongside British and French troops. Find out more about the Gallipoli campaign here: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/first-world-war/page-3.

The Measuring the ANZACs project is transcribing key documents from the personnel files of these troops to understand changes in health and life expectancy. We need your help to transcribe key fields from enlistment documents and service history sheets that tell the everyday and incredible stories of mens' lives and wartime service. 

100,000 New Zealand men served in World War I, in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Can you help us complete the transcription of 100,000 fields in the next month to remember these men? 

Later in the year we will be remembering the Battle of Passchendaele. Your help with transcribing now will allow us to uncover previously untold stories of men who served there.

Please head over to Measuring the ANZACs right now to help us complete our challenge: www.measuringtheanzacs.org.

Thanks for all your amazing work!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #279 on: April 27, 2017, 05:59:07 pm »
New Environmental Project - The Plastic Tide

Hi there,

We've just launched a brand new project - The Plastic Tide

The Plastic Tide harnesses the power of drone technology in an innovative and revolutionary way; surveying beaches in a series of beach cleans to capture images, and through the help of citizen science, train computers to remotely detect plastic build-up, with numerous and multi-disciplinary applications. Dr. Erik Van Sebille, world expert on marine litter and Science Adviser to the Plastic Tide, says;

"The Plastic Tide will significantly enhance our understanding of the amount of plastic on coastlines, by trialing revolutionary drone-based automatic detection of the litter. This will aid the creation of a global of inventory of marine plastic pollution, and help identify hotspots, impacts and fate of our plastic."

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/theplastictide/the-plastic-tide.

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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« Reply #280 on: May 03, 2017, 03:51:08 am »
New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Steelpan Vibrations

Researchers have maps of the vibration of steelpans taken with a high speed camera at 30000 frames per second. They now need the help of volunteers to map the physics of these musical instruments.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/TkDFky8SP5LPXtPz1 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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« Reply #281 on: May 03, 2017, 06:30:25 pm »
New Wildlife Project - Michigan ZoomIN

Hi there,

We have another amazing wildlife project that needs your help!

Michigan ZoomIN has been created by researchers who are studying spatial patterns in carnivores, as well as their prey, throughout the US state of Michigan. They need your help to identify and describe the diverse suite of species they have captured images of in their surveys.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/michiganzoomin/michigan-zoomin.

Thanks again for all the work you do!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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« Reply #282 on: May 04, 2017, 04:42:55 am »
Four Confirmed Supernovae!

Hi there,

It has been an exciting week for Supernova Hunters with 5 spectroscopic classifications of supernova candidates discovered by you last week. The spectra confirmed 4 of the discoveries as supernovae (3 Type Ia supernovae and 1 Type II). The fifth candidate turned out to be a supernova impostor - these are stars that appear to undergo erratic and violent outbursts, and are interesting to study in their own right as we try to understand how stars evolve. Check out the project Results page to see if you were one of the discoverers. The official Astronomer's Telegrams (ATel) announcing the classifications are linked there too, with the three volunteers listed in bold acknowledged on the ATel.  

Thank you everyone for the time and effort you put into the Supernova Hunters project, we really appreciate your help.

This week we have about 5,000 new images for you to classify.  We look forward to seeing what you find this week.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

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« Reply #283 on: May 10, 2017, 01:28:55 am »
New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Prowling with Calipers

Knowing how big an organism is can tell you a lot about its history and role in its ecosystem: how old it is, how much energy it needs, what predator might consume it... Size matters.

There are a lot of species recognized by science (almost 2 million) and it would be nice to have a few size measurements for all of them. Fortunately, there are specimens of many of these species in museums around the world, and often digital photos, with a scale bar. Are you ready? This is where you come in.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/jhammock/prowling-with-calipers and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/U08GpDvtZNq1Jt7n1 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

NOTE: Please ignore the messages on the site saying that it is out of data! This is just the testing phase. More data will be added if we decide to launch this project.

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #284 on: May 10, 2017, 02:30:07 pm »
We need your help to classify new images!

Hi there,

Come back to Focus on Wildlife -- Cleveland Metroparks and venture into the urban wild.   

Help identify the creatures found throughout a 23,000 acre park system surrounding Cleveland, Ohio, in the middle of the United States. Cameras are used to detect animals in all kinds of parks, from natural areas to golf courses. Your help is needed to identify animals in the images. The results will be used to test whether ecological theory applies in urban systems and also to look at how people's perceptions of wildness relate to biodiversity.

Get involved now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/pat-lorch/focus-on-wildlife-cleveland-metroparks.

Thanks,

Pat & the Focus on Wildlife Team