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Oxford University is asking for help deciphering ancient Greek texts written on fragments of papyrus found in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of images have gone on display on a website which encourages armchair archaeologists to help catalogue and translate them. Researchers hope the collective effort will give them a unique insight into life in Egypt nearly 2,000 years ago.

2011-07-26

 archaeology crowdsourcing ancient Egypt ancient Greece text OCR papyrus reading decipher
On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world recorded videos of their lives to take part in Life in a Day, a cinematic experiment to document a single day on earth. From more than 4,500 hours of footage recorded and uploaded to YouTube, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and executive producer Ridley Scott created a 90-minute feature film that offers an entertaining, surprising and moving view of life on earth.

2011-10-31

 crowdsourcing movie
Trust in information on the web is being damaged by the huge numbers of people paid by companies to post comments online.

2011-11-24

 review comment fake manipulation crowdsourcing opinion social network website
You can help marine researchers understand what whales are saying. Listen to the large sound and find the small one that matches it best.
 whale crowdsourcing communication sound recognition
SETILive is taking the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) directly to you by presenting radio frequency signals LIVE from the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array (ATA) while it's pointed at stars that, based on Kepler exoplanet discoveries, have the best chances of being home to an alien civilization. We'll also be putting you "in the loop" where if enough of you see a potential extraterrestrial (ET...
 SETI extraterrestrial life crowdsourcing
It is hoped the human brain can find things the automated system might miss.

2012-02-29

 SETI crowdsourcing extraterrestrial life
Idle computers are being sought to raise cash for charities and contribute to a series of science projects.

2012-05-09

 idle computer donation charity fundraising crowdsourcing distributed computing supercomputer

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