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Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:36:03 pm »
48 Supernova Candidates Discovered Last Week!

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 48 new supernova candidates which we have submitted to the Transient Name Server (TNS). This week we have 5500 new subjects for you to classify.

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

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 #1 on: May 10, 2017, 06:26:01 pm »
New Project - Count Flowers for Bees

Hi there,

We've just launched an amazing new project - Count Flowers for Bees

Researchers are creating a flower map of Ireland to help conserve pollinators. Pollinators like bees, hoverflies and butterflies, need pollen and nectar from flowers for their food. Like us, they need a variety of foods to stay healthy. Unfortunately, we don?t know where or how many flowers there are across the countryside. We need your help to count flowers for bees!

Start counting right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/eileenfranklin/count-flowers-for-bees.

Thanks you for all of your efforts!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 10:18:38 pm »
Cleveland wildlife is fine - and I bagged a few skunks in no time at all - without even needing a peg on my nose ;)

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 02:27:49 am »
New Project - Elephant Expedition

Hi there,

We have a brand new project that really needs your help - Elephant Expedition

Researchers have set up a network of hidden camera traps throughout the rainforests of Central Africa. They need your help to spot the elephants in the images. Along the way you'll also run into other interesting rainforest animals like leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, buffalo, red river hogs, antelope, tropical birds, and some cute squirrels; so keep your eyes peeled!

Start your expedition right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/anabellecardoso/elephant-expedition.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 07:45:17 pm »
I think I found an elli ....  :D





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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 07:56:16 pm »
It does rather look like one ;D

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:16:05 pm »
Judging by the length of the tusks and the contours of the head probably fairly young. Most of my images were vegetation but I did get 2 fully clothed large primates!

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 09:11:03 pm »
I got a few of those too - one wearing a great t-shirt for the Wildlife Society  :D

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 09:20:38 pm »
I got mostly vegetation too, but it's quite addictive!  :)

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 10:58:12 pm »
I just realized it's being run by Anabelle Cardoso who is one of the DPhil's at work and is a totally lovely person :)
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 01:38:20 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 02:27:50 am »
New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Exploring Tropical Sweden

The Swedish Museum of Natural History has photographed their entire collection of brachiopods from the Cretaceous deposits of Skane in southern Sweden. Now they need your help capturing vital specimen data on the labels.

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/mobilemaggie/exploring-tropical-sweden and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/ZaP8jd32UUbTnfx63 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 09:47:34 pm »
New Wildlife Project - Serengeti Wildebeest Count

Hi there,

We have a new ecology project that really needs your help - Serengeti Wildebeest Count

Scientists have flown over and systematically photographed the 2015 Serengeti wildebeest herd. This herd of wildebeest, estimated in 2013 to number around 1.3 million, annually migrates to form the largest land mammal migration on earth.

A estimate of the wildebeest population is completed by counting the number of wildebeest in a large number of images. By using volunteers to count the wildebeest online, we can get an estimate count quickly and accurately. This method has been trialed on a small sub-sample of images, but this is the first large-scale estimate of the wildebeest population using volunteer counters.

This research is led by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Insititute (TAWIRI) and the results will be used to assess whether online counting can be used for future surveys.

Start counting right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dl-j/serengeti-wildebeest-count.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team



Other projects recently launched by the Zooniverse include:

Bash the Bug - Help in the fight against one of the world's most deadly diseases. 
AmazonCam Tambopata - Explore the hidden wilderness of the Peruvian Amazon.

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 02:30:18 am »
Help review a potential new project

Hi there,

We have a brand new art history project that we need your help to review - Mutual Muses

By transcribing an archive that's part history, part love story, Mutual Muses will unlock the data contained in the private correspondence between two significant figures from the contemporary art world: critic and curator Lawrence Alloway and artist Sylvia Sleigh. 

The Digital Art History program at the Getty Research Institute aims to provide the public with new opportunities for meaningful engagement with digitized cultural heritage collections. Your transcriptions of these revealing, intimate, and often colorful letters will furthermore greatly enhance an important resource for a global network of art historians.

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/melissaagill/mutual-muses and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/jo6ddduzdBN7uTu42 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team








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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 12:16:49 am »
Please help us review this potential new project

Hi there,

We have a brand new project that we need your help to review - Target Leaves to Feed the World

This project's goal is to understand the conditions that facilitate plant growth. Plant scientists do this by analyzing observable characteristics, technically called phenotypes. One key such phenotype is the number of leaves. We need your help to spot (target) the leaves in a plant, using images of the plants seen from the top, providing annotations on the top of each leaf. Your contribution is important for efficient and sustainable agriculture.

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/venchen/target-leaves-to-feed-the-world and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/watZu3xZ53SiGmXS2 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 05:09:53 pm »
Introducing the 100th Zooniverse Project!

The Zooniverse has just hit an amazing milestone - our 100th official project launch!

Galaxy Nurseries is a project run by researchers at the University of Minnesota who need your help to find baby galaxies in our universe so they can figure out how galaxies form and grow over time.

It is rather fitting that the very first Zooniverse project - Galaxy Zoo - launched almost exactly ten years ago and also focuses on answering questions about galaxy formation and evolution. In between these two, we have launched projects covering almost every major field of research, but we literally could not have done any of it without the amazing work of you, our volunteers! The Zooniverse team would like to extend a massive thank you for the contributions you have made to our projects, small or large.

To celebrate our 100th project, and as a show of how powerful the Zooniverse crowd has become, we've set a challenge to finish this project in under 100 hours. If everyone receiving this email does just 5 classifications we will easily manage that! I bet you can do more than 5...

Prove me right at www.zooniverse.org/projects/hughdickinson/galaxy-nurseries.

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team