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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2017, 02:22:04 am »
Help out on a new project today!

Hi there,

A new project has just been posted on Zooniverse ? Digital Crowdsourcing for Vegetation.

This project aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of the rangeland conditions facing pastoralists, or livestock herders, in East Africa. To improve on the satellite data currently being used to inform policy and program interventions, researchers have developed a crowdsourcing system in which pastoralists contribute photos of rangelands that can complement the satellite data. A machine-learning algorithm can then use these data to improve satellite collected information in order to better target program intervention. In order to test the accuracy of this method, we need to compare these classifications against the ones made by Zooniverse contributors. By contributing to this project, you will help us replace the hiring of university student research assistants and save hours of our research time!

To begin contributing to the Digital Crowdsourcing for Vegetation, follow this link: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/liz-laurina/digital-crowdsourcing-for-vegetation.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 03:07:29 am »
We still need your help!

Hi there,

You helped us discover another 18 supernova candidates last week! Thank you for all your help with Supernova Hunters.

This week there are 4250 new subjects that we need your 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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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 09:42:42 am »
Had a look at the page and no data was available.   :o

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 06:24:42 pm »
New Project - Fossil Atmospheres

Hi there,

There's a brand new project on the Zooniverse - Fossil Atmospheres

Researchers at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. need your help to track climate change over millions of years! 

Ginkgo trees evolved before the dinosaurs, survived three mass extinctions, and one species is still living today. They are researching how the cells of leaves on ginkgos have changed over time, and whether they can use them to learn about the ancient atmosphere of the Earth.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/laurasoul/fossil-atmospheres.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2017, 03:27:14 pm »
Milky Way Project - Update

Hello there!

Thanks to your help, we have been able to amass over 1 million classifications in less than an year. This was by no means an easy feat, we owe it all to your tireless efforts and commitment to the Milky Way Project. Thank you for being such amazing volunteers! Here are three important MWP news items:
 
1. Progress Report

Congratulations to all of you on the monumental achievement of making the millionth classification! However, we are still some ways to go from project completion.
We've recently come to notice that some of our image assets were retired a too early from the main workflow. We will be bringing back some previous few assets over the next few weeks, so there is more left to do on MWP than you might expect based on the statistics currently reported on www.milkywayproject.org.

We need one, big last push in classifications in order to better complete our catalogs. However, our classification rate has been dwindling recently. With your help we can pick it back up to at least 4000 classifications per day. If you can maintain this classification rate throughout the summer (and we know you can, because you've been doing it since last September) we will be able to finalize our catalogs of bubbles and bow shocks, by our anniversary date in September 2017.

2. 'Fubbles'

We are making steady progress with our bubble and bow shock catalogs and are working diligently on the next MWP paper that will present the second data release (DR2). Throughout this process, we've come across an interesting class of objects that continue to be found in the MWP -- fake bubbles or 'fubbles'! Read our latest blog post to learn more about MWP fubbles and how to avoid them:
https://polyastron.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/fubbles/

We are excited about everything that's yet to come this year and we are very fortunate to be working with all of you throughout the duration of the MWP.

Search the Milky Way for exotic objects now at www.milkywayproject.org.

Thanks,

Tharindu & the Milky Way Project Team

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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2017, 04:36:36 pm »
New Gravitational Wave Discovery!

Hi there,

Today is a great day for gravitational-wave enthusiasts! The LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the third confident detection of a gravitational-wave event. This event, known as GW170104, was the merger of two black holes, about 20 and 30 times the mass of the Sun. It is the most distant detection to date -- the merger happened about 3 billion lightyears away, meaning that the two black holes merged when there was only single-cellular life on our planet! 

We have a special surprise for you on Gravity Spy. Do some classifications, and maybe you?ll be able to find this event for yourself! 

Happy spying at www.gravityspy.org,

Mike & the Gravity Spy Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 07:32:03 pm »
New Discoveries and New Data

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 14 new supernova candidates! There are potentially a few more that I am waiting on cross matching to confirm. In other news, I successfully tested my software to automatically generate and upload the subjects to the project today.  This means that the data should appear on the project each week at a more predictable time. It is currently set to begin the upload process at 12pm GMT and should appear on the project within 30mins to 1 hour after that.

This week we have 3500 new subjects that we need your help with.

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 #22 on: June 15, 2017, 03:24:51 am »
Chicago Wildlife Watch - New Season Online

Hi there,

Help classify a new season of Chicago Wildlife Watch Photos!

With another season in the books, you have helped us get closer to catching up on our 2-year backlog of camera trap photos from Chicago. In fact, photos are now getting tagged faster than we can collect them! To keep up the momentum, we've uploaded a new set of photos from summer 2015. Summer is always a great camera trapping season, make sure to keep an eye out for deer fawns and adolescent raccoons!  

Head over to www.chicagowildlifewatch.org to help us get closer to our goal!

Thanks,

Mason & the Chicago Wildlife Watch Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2017, 04:30:59 am »
New Discoveries and New Data

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 14 new supernova candidates! There are potentially a few more that I am waiting on cross matching to confirm. In other news, I successfully tested my software to automatically generate and upload the subjects to the project today.  This means that the data should appear on the project each week at a more predictable time. It is currently set to begin the upload process at 12pm GMT and should appear on the project within 30mins to 1 hour after that.

This week we have 3500 new subjects that we need your help with.

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

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

For the second time of trying I get..

Great work! Looks like this project is out of data at the moment!
See the results or dismiss this message

any suggestions.

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 04:53:39 am »
Try again next week :(

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2017, 02:23:36 am »
Happy World Giraffe Day!

Hi there,

It's World Giraffe Day, and we have a fitting new project that really needs your help!

Wildwatch Kenya

Northern Kenya is a vast, varied, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape, home to some of the most spectacular and important wildlife in East Africa. This is a place where wildlife, people, and livestock have co-existed for thousands of years. It's also where you'll find the "towers of the savanna," reticulated giraffes. They are one of Africa's most popular animals, and yet they are still little studied and not well understood. There is much to learn about these giraffes, but before we have even begun to delve into their mysteries, they are being threatened. It is now clear that they need conservation efforts to keep them from becoming extinct.

This project seeks to count, identify, and track the giraffes in conservation field sites, along with the other animals that share the habitat, to better understand the behavior, movements, and population numbers of the wildlife found here. Your job is to help us look through the tens of thousands of photos taken by trail cameras placed in strategic spots throughout the sites. The information we gather from these photos will help us and the local communities develop plans to help save these magnificent animals.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandiegozooglobal/wildwatch-kenya.

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 03:30:09 pm »
Five Thousand New Images

Hi there,

We have had some trouble with the computers that run the survey this week and I haven't been able to finish processing all of last week's new discoveries. It looks like there are between 20 and 30, but I need to finish cross matching with other surveys to make sure they are not already known.

Thank you for all your hard work, this week we have 5000 new subjects for you 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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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 04:24:35 pm »
Comet Hunters Update

Hi there,

A brief update on Comet Hunters. Thanks to your help, we've finished the available HSC and Archival Suprime-Cam observations on the site. We are working on processing more HSC observations. We hope to have those ready very soon. In the meantime, we've uploaded additional Suprime-Cam Archival Search images. With more asteroids to search, you have new chances to find an active main-belt comet. Who knows what you'll find! 
Classify Suprime-Cam images today at www.comethunters.org

Thanks,
-Meg and the Comet Hunters Team


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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 04:35:18 pm »
Help us test the new look Arizona BatWatch

Hi there,

In October, we launched Arizona BatWatch. If you've helped with this project over the last few months, thank you. We are getting ready to upload a new set of videos, but first we want to test some potential changes to Arizona BatWatch. This will be a short test and is designed to quickly give us the feedback we need to decide whether to make the changes. To help us, please go to www.ArizonaBatWatch.org. You will see three buttons labeled "Original," "Counting," and "Behavior."

The Original button will take you to the current format which asks you to answer three questions. The Counting button and the Behavior button take you to the new format that we are testing. The new format splits the three questions from the original format into two workflows - a counting workflow and a behavior workflow. If we decide to go to the new format, you will be able to choose which workflow you want to work on and can switch between those workflows whenever you wish.

We are also testing a few other possible changes such as shorter videos in the new workflows and additional information in the tutorial. However, none of the possible changes are mutually exclusive. We can always do something like keep the current / original format, but shorten the videos if people prefer that combination.

To help us decide whether to make the changes, please do a few classification for each workflow (Original, Counting, and Behavior) so you can get a feel for how each works. After you've done a few classifications for each workflow, click on the feedback link at the top of the Arizona BatWatch page and let us know what you think.

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2017, 05:04:20 pm »
Please help us mark some images!

Hi there,

We really need your help to mark as many images you can on the Hazardous Thunderstorm Identification project.

Many of you recently helped us beta test this project (thank you!), but now we need you to provide them with as many image markings as possible so they can evaluate the accuracy of the identifications before we officially launch the project.

Please go to www.zooniverse.org/projects/kbedka/hazardous-thunderstorm-identification and mark as many images as you can.

Thank you so much for your help with this project!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team