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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2015, 05:26:24 pm »
Hey there,

It's my absolute pleasure to let you know that there is another amazing Zooniverse project that really needs your help. It's called Measuring the ANZACs.

The ANZACs were the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I. Despite being a long way from the theater of war, both Australia and New Zealand sent significant numbers of troops to fight in World War I. From a population of just over one million, New Zealand sent 104,000 men and women to Europe, and Australia sent 375,000 from a population of 4.5 million. Casualty rates among ANZAC soldiers were high, with more than half of the soldiers being killed or wounded, leaving an enduring impact on these people and their compatriots.

We need your help to recover the stories of all those who served, from their lives before the war, through their wartime service, and what happened to them afterwards. We want to know more about who enlisted in the war, how healthy they were, what happened to them in service, and how their experiences affected them afterwards.

Putting together thousands of stories of early life experiences, wartime service, and post-war life will help us understand New Zealand's changing society in the twentieth century, and broader international understanding of changes in health, well-being and aging.

Get involved right now at www.measuringtheanzacs.org

Cheers,

Grant and the Zooniverse Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2015, 07:46:42 pm »
Hi there,
We need your help to test out a possible new Zooniverse project - Faces of the World
Some of the most crucial aspects of Human Communication are based on people's facial information. Our face contains information about one's gender, age, attractiveness, cultural stance and ethnicity. It signals emotion, comprehension, (dis)agreement, and is generally used to regulate social interactions. In order to understand the human race better, and to build technology that interacts with humans, we must understand all aspects of the human face, in all its diversity and subjectiveness, all across the world.
In addition to the long-term goal of understanding human behaviour, a concrete goal of the Faces of the World project is to create a social robot able to adapt their speech pattern according to the facial information of their interlocutor. But for this, the robot needs to learn all possible types of facial information that a person can provide. This is why we are asking your help in creating the Faces of the World database, to enable the next generation of social robots to learn from as much information about faces as possible!
This project has been built by a separate research group using our project builder, and your feedback will be vital in deciding whether we decide to promote it as an official Zooniverse project. Please try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/pszmt1/faces-of-the-world and let us know what you think by filling in our feedback form, which can also be accessed through the tab labelled 'Feedback Form' on the site itself.
Thanks for your help!
Grant and the Zooniverse Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2015, 06:23:45 pm »
Hi there,

Galaxy Zoo is excited to announce that there are two new sets of data on the site for you to classify. If you can help us in the early stages of this project, you'll have the chance to see amazing new galaxy images that no-one has ever seen before!
 
One set of new images comes from the Cerro Telolo Interamerican Observatory in Chile, and uses data from a survey named DECaLS. Since this telescope is much bigger and has a more powerful camera than the original SDSS we used, we can see faint features in galaxies, such as the subtle signs of mergers, that couldn't be seen in older Galaxy Zoo data. The second set of galaxy images comes from a state-of-the-art simulation called Illustris, developed by colleagues at Harvard, MIT and Heidelberg. Classifications of the shapes of these images help scientists carry out critical tests of the physics in these simulations, and let us perform more detailed experiments into how galaxies form and evolve.
 
We hope you'll help us with this exciting new data. Get involved right now at www.galaxyzoo.org
 
Cheers
 
Kyle and the Galaxy Zoo

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2015, 02:35:17 pm »
Hi there,

We need your help to test out a possible new Zooniverse project - Cluster Zoo
The task involves looking through thousands of images from the Hubble Space Telescope showing star clusters in the galaxy Messier 74. Through identifying star clusters, astronomers will better understand how, when, and where stars form within the galaxy.
This project has been built by a separate research group using our project builder, and your feedback will be vital in deciding whether we decide to promote it as an official Zooniverse project. Please try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/grasha/cluster-zoo and let us know what you think by filling in our feedback form, which can also be accessed through the tab labelled 'PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON PROJECT' on the site itself.

Thanks for your help!
Grant and the Zooniverse Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2015, 04:05:18 pm »
Cluster Zoo is a project entirely independently built with the Project Builder -- exciting!

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2015, 05:16:10 pm »
Hi there,

This week we are asking for your help in assessing a new project called 'Shakespeare's World': a collaboration between Zooniverse, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) at Oxford University Press. We invite you to transcribe manuscript documents created in and around Shakespeare's lifetime, 1564-1616 (the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), by a wide range of people from all across the British Isles.

There are virtually no surviving Shakespeare manuscripts to include in the project, which is why, in an effort to discover more about Shakespeare's life and times, we need to study his contemporaries. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, so it's an opportune time to reconsider the Bard and his contemporaries.

Our goal is twofold: to uncover little-known documents from this period and transcribe them for research, and find new spellings of words and new words that have never been recorded in the authoritative OED.

Help us test today at http://preview.zooniverse.org/folgerdemo and, as always, please give us feedback via the survey form. If you are interested in being a moderator on this project, please be in touch with victoria@zooniverse.org.
 
NOTE: We are aware of a bug in Internet Explorer/Edge that means that images are not loading properly. We are working on this.
 
Many thanks in advance,
Victoria and the Shakespeare's World team
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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2015, 09:03:16 pm »
that's MINDBOGGLING  8)  :o  Need to be less tired to do this one..but looks absolutely engrossing

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2015, 09:09:17 pm »
Don't let them lure you away from OW, Joan.  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2015, 09:23:02 pm »
I won't Craig - I promise you I won't!

And to quote the Bard himself... ?The tempter or the tempted, who sins most??   ;D

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2015, 09:46:25 pm »
In such matters, a geometric mean is call for  ;D

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2015, 05:58:57 pm »
An iambic pentameter sounds geometric - will that do?  ;) ;) ;D?

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2015, 05:59:51 pm »
 :P

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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2015, 06:04:50 pm »
As you like it  ;D

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2015, 06:07:10 pm »
 :P :P :P :P :P

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing and New Projects
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2015, 07:22:42 pm »
 :P :P :P :P :P :P  (I agree Randi - I'll even raise you one)