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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2017, 07:21:16 pm »
The WildCam Projects Need Your Help!

Hi there,

If you love looking at pictures of amazing African animals, or perhaps spotting the weird and wonderful creatures of Central America, then your help is needed on the WildCam projects!

There are loads of new images on Grant & the Zooniverse Team
WildCam Darien, and the researchers really need your help to go through them and identify all the exotic species found in the jungles of Panama. Join the project right now at Grant & the Zooniverse Team
www.wildcamdarien.org.

The images on WildCam Gorongosa are almost 90% done, and we need your help on the final push to finish them all! Get involved right now at www.wildcamgorongosa.org.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2017, 08:49:54 pm »


WildCam Gorongosa: I think it's a genet. Nice tail anyway.  :)

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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2017, 11:10:37 pm »
That's a genet alright - fabulous tails I reckon :)

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:21 pm »
Pat at Focus on Wildlife -- Cleveland Metroparks

Hi there,

Focus on Wildlife - Cleveland Metroparks needs your help! We're 70% of the way through our current photoset and need a big push to finish it off. While you're there, check out our Newsletters and How-To tabs as well as our new Talk board which discusses research updates! Go here to get started: www.zooniverse.org/projects/pat-lorch/focus-on-wildlife-cleveland-metroparks.

We have also created a survey to assess volunteer efforts and to collect feedback. Please take it even if you haven't classified any photos in a while! https://goo.gl/forms/X8pCej3zqGTbcAmR2 Thank you for all of your help!

Thanks,

Pat & the Focus on Wildlife Team

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2017, 04:32:21 pm »
Ali from Snapshots at Sea

Hi everyone,

Thank you all so much for your help classifying images on Snapshots at Sea! The whales you find will get individually identified and help researchers better understand humpback whale movements and population dynamics around the world.

At the Zooniverse, we are always trying to improve our projects - in terms of accuracy, efficiency, and engagement. We're especially interested in evaluating the 'yes/no' approach vs. the more common 'survey' approach to see how we might apply this 'yes/no' approach more broadly across the Zooniverse.

If you have a few minutes, we'd love to hear a bit more about who you are and what you thought about the project. All the information you give us is completely optional, but we really appreciate anything you can tell us that will help us continue to make the Zooniverse better.

So, if you have a few minutes, please head over to this survey and let us know what you thought!

Ali & the Snapshots at Sea Team
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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2017, 08:19:16 pm »
Mount Vernon Graffiti

Hi there,

We need you to test a potential new project - Mount Vernon Graffiti.

Mount Vernon is a mansion in Virginia, USA that was once occupied by George Washington.
Through this project you can help historians identify signatures discovered in Mount Vernon's iconic cupola during restoration efforts.

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/mountvernon/mount-vernon-graffiti and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/ylveo4Ak8ZMBJgTF2 (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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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2017, 09:43:15 pm »
We need your help to review a new project

Hi there,

We need you to test a potential new project - Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Through this project renewable energy researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development aim to assess the potential of the facades of various buildings to house solar panels.

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/wendttim/building-integrated-photovoltaics and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/5f1DACgKhiMHnonP2 (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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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2017, 12:21:43 am »
We need your help on a new project!

Hi there,

We've launched a brand new art history project and we need your help!

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 greatly enhance an important resource for a global network of art historians.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses, and check back every two weeks for new letters.

Know someone who might be interested? Please share this announcement with them. Share it widely!

Thanks for your support,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team






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You will be presented with a randomly selected document from the Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh archives./quote]
I got the last page of a letter.
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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2017, 03:41:13 pm »
Camera CATalogue on your mobile device!

Hi there,

We're excited to announce that Camera CATalogue has *two* new workflows and is now available on the Zooniverse's mobile app! Now, with just the swipe of your finger, you can help us quickly filter out all of the empty images from the dataset, meaning that classifying on the standard workflows will be more animal-packed than ever.

As you know, our wildlife monitoring cameras can be triggered by any movement within the lens' range ? whether it be a blade of grass caught in a breeze or a delayed photograph after a mongoose bounded out of sight. As a result, we get a *lot* of "empty" photos and a *lot* of vehicles driving by.

The Zooniverse mobile app and our new workflows make it easier than ever to plow through all of these images. On the "Empty or Not" workflow, you've just got to answer "yes" or "no" if there's something in the image, and then "yes" or "no" if it's a vehicle in the "Vehicle or Not" workflow.   Once the "empty" and "vehicle" images have been filtered out, the remaining images will be automatically sent to their predefined regional workflow where you can identify the species present as usual.

Start sorting and classifying now by downloading the Zooniverse moblie app and heading to the Camera CATalogue project, or, alternatively, visit us at www.cameracatalogue.org to get started.

Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zooniversemobile&hl=en_GB
App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zooniverse/id1194130243?mt=8

Thanks again for your help, and Happy Camera CATaloguing!

Ross & the Camera CATalogue Team


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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2017, 04:51:34 pm »
New ecology project - For review

Hi there,

We really need your help to review a new project - eMammal

Volunteers at eMammal deployed hidden cameras across the world in attempts to collect photos and gather data on certain animal behaviors. Now is your chance to help them with their research! Take a look at the images and try to determine what animals were caught on camera.

Try it out at www.zooniverse.org/projects/emammal/emammal and please fill in this feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/JQJUCwgnmyI8QQ7R2 (which you can also access from the link at the top of the website).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2017, 02:46:58 pm »
Get ready for the Perseid meteor shower!

Hi there,

The Perseids are already coming back! The maximum of activity of the meteor shower is planned for 12-13 of August. The full Moon is on 7 August so conditions will not be optimal for visual observations. In this case radio observations are even more important.

This year we would like to be able to produce an activity curve for one station by August 15. This is very challenging and for that we will need the help of many of you!

One day of data consists of approximately 300 images. Each of them needs to be analyzed by 10 different users. We will provide images from 11 to 13 of August, one day at a time. So to obtain an activity curve on August 15, we will need about 9000 classifications in 3 days. If e.g. 1000 users are participating, that will be 9 classifications per user on average, or 3 images classified per day. Of course the more users the better!

Data will be released on 12, 13 and 14 of August as we need to collect and prepare them for upload to the RMZ website. Meanwhile you can also help us by analyzing data from the same station obtained on 22 and 23 of July, during days when the Perseids were not active at all. If these data are fully processed before the meteor shower, we will then be able to also subtract the background from the total activity. That is the ultimate goal for August 15.

We hope to "see" as many of you as possible on August 12-14 and that between two classifications, you might also be able to spot a few shooting stars at your location :)

Get involved again at www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/radio-meteor-zoo.

Thank you in advance!

Herve and the Radio Meteor Zoo team


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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2017, 06:07:06 pm »
My favourite time of year - I so hope that we get clear skies!  :D

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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2017, 03:14:45 am »
New Project - Scribes of the Cairo Geniza

Hi there,

We, with our partners at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the Princeton Geniza Project, and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, are delighted to announce the launch of Scribes of the Cairo Geniza (formerly known as Surviving Scripts), a project to sort and expand our shared understanding of the Cairo Geniza and its fragments.

A geniza is a storeroom or repository for old, used, and/or damaged books, Torah scrolls, and other texts regarded as sacred in the Jewish tradition. Specifically, the Cairo Geniza, which dates mostly from the 10th-13th centuries CE, is widely recognized as the most important documentary source for reconstructing the social, economic, political and religious lives of Jews and other inhabitants of the premodern Mediterranean basin. The documents within the Cairo Geniza have the potential to rewrite the history of the premodern Middle East, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean trade, and the Jewish diaspora. However, most of the information remains locked in undeciphered manuscripts: less than one-third of the 350,000 items have been catalogued in the 120 years that the cache has been known to exist, and far fewer published. Virtually all scholars who have studied these texts have come away with a transformed sense of the history of the region and the long ties of intimacy among its people, and we hope you do too!

See how many fragments you can sort right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/lauraneckstein/scribes-of-the-cairo-geniza

Thanks for all the help you give!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team




What is really crazy is that today I was at the library doing some volunteer work pulling books that hadn't circulated recently. One of the books on the list was about the discovery and early study of the Cairo Geniza!!! It sounded quite intriguing, so I suggested keeping it, and the librarian agreed. Then I got home and saw the email about this project ;D
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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2017, 04:11:36 am »
Help us test the new Solar Stormwatch!

Hi there,

Solar Stormwatch is back and we need your help to beta test it!

As a reminder, the project uses data from the NASA STEREO mission to track eruptions of material from the solar atmosphere as they expand through the inner solar system. Help us improve our tracking techniques by tracing the outline of the storm in each image.

Try it out at www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii and please fill in this feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/zsVspZQCxtoqy27p2 (which you can also access from the link at the top of the website).

Thanks,

Chris & the Solar Stormwatch Team

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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2017, 11:15:07 pm »
Help us test a new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new biomedical project - Brain Match

Some of you may have helped test this project already, however the research team has made significant changes after the first round of feedback and would like to get your input on the new version of the project.

Brain imaging is a powerful technology used to study brain disorders like Alzheimer's Disease and Schizophrenia. To detect subtle differences between brains, sometimes thousands of brain scans need to be compared.

This project builds on simple guidelines to assess the quality of brain registration (how well the brain images match). The researchers hope to find that these guidelines produce consistent ratings across users. If you help generate enough data they may even be able to "train computers" to better judge quality of brain registration, which would help process huge amounts of data!

Try it out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match and give us your feedback via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team