Galaxy Zoo call for proposals
Galaxy Zoo brought science to the people in a whole new way back when they first launched their crowd-sourced galaxy classification program. You register an account, you read through a quick tutorial explaining what different galaxy types look like, and then you browse through an almost unlimited number of galaxy photos and classify them by type. The project was so successful that it became a major contributor to current knowledge of galactic evolution. So they decided to extent the idea to other projects, each using the power of thousands of massed human brains to do a job that would take thousands of years for a handful of qualified researchers to handle themselves. There’s Galaxy Zoo, Moon Zoo, Ice Hunters, and more.
Now, in the quest for more projects, they’ve decided to use the method they know best: Ask the crowd! If you have any ideas for viable projects they can run using their basic methods (In other words, something that’s very simple for a human being, but hard for a computer, and that needs to be done in such volume as to make a small team of trained professionals ineffective), then they would like to know. Click through here to submit your ideas.