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Re: GalaxyZoo in the news again!
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2008, 06:53:15 pm »
WooHoo!  Hanny's Voorwerp has made it to the big leage: CNN!:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/08/07/space.discovery/index.html
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Physorg.com says GZOO is an Internet SUPERSTAR! ;)
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 09:15:25 pm »
Just ran across this on physorg.com:

http://www.physorg.com/news139570347.html


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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2008, 11:51:45 am »
5 Paragraphs on Galaxy Zoo including mention of Chris, Kate and Hanny (and the Voorwerp) in today's New Scientist (Page 38)

As part of a larger article about "Addictive online games that tap your brainpower without you noticing can help crack problems that have defeated the most powerful computers".   Also covering reCapture, Google's image labeler, Foldit and others.
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2008, 12:52:04 pm »
Oh thanks Waveney! :)

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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2008, 11:16:06 pm »
That's a very excellent, thought-provoking article. (What is "While Galaxy Zoo relies on astronomy enthusiasts, . . ." supposed to mean? The context they set it in almost implies that's a problem :o) About citizen science projects generally, and it has some references to Clay Shirky and some research he's done on why people enjoy citizen science and crowdsourcing Internet projects. He wrote a great article a few months ago which is well worth a read - very relevant to Galaxy Zoo, what we do here and why.
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2008, 09:49:49 am »
Thanks Alice, I found that article quite thought-provoking as you say. :)

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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008, 10:22:44 am »
Sorry Pat, that wasn't the New Scientist article but another related to the topic by somebody who got mentioned a lot in the article. Off-topic I know :D but I thought extremely relevant. :)

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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2008, 12:48:05 pm »
No I realized that, but I did find it informative and I have passed it along to my Step son who may find it good too. Thanks! :)

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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008, 11:59:20 pm »
A five minute item, with an interview from Leicester University's Martin Barstow, on BBC R4 Today program (Friday 26th December) on the Missing Link between Spirals (with red stars) and Ellipticals (with Blue Stars).

Also the latest New Scientist magazine has the solution to Hanny's Voorwerp.
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2008, 12:00:25 am »
A five minute item, with an interview from Leicester University's Martin Barstow, on BBC R4 Today program (Friday 26th December) on the Missing Link between Spirals (with red stars) and Ellipticals (with Blue Stars).

Also the latest New Scientist magazine has the solution to Hanny's Voorwerp.

Oh really? :)

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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2008, 12:20:49 am »
Quite, I was a bit surprise myself (try a search, might find a URL to the paper version) -

http://www.newscientist.com/search?doSearch=true&query=hanny%27s+Voorwerp
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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2008, 11:27:31 am »
Thanks, but maybe I'd just have to ask an English friend to get the paper version for me... :P ;)

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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2008, 11:40:59 am »
Shall I e-mail to you, via your personal e-mail address, the scanned version of the New Scientist article?
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2008, 11:43:56 am »
Shall I e-mail to you, via your personal e-mail address, the scanned version of the New Scientist article?

Oh that would be great! Thanks a lo!! :) My e-mail should show on my profile, but let me know if it doesn't.. ;)

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Re: GalaxyZoo in the news again!
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2008, 12:17:58 pm »
You could try this link which should take you directly to the article:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14472-green-mystery-blob-may-reveal-black-holes-last-meal.html
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