Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditi...
New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network
UC Berkeley scientists today are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection netw...
BBC Future - Why people get more stupid in a crowd
The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.
A Citizens' Tribunal Will Investigate Monsanto For "Crimes Against Nature And Humanity"
Agrochemical giant Monsanto will be investigated by a tribunal of environmentalists, activists, and scientists in The Hague, Netherlands, next year, against charges of "ecocide". The citizens' trial w...
Sign Of Alien Life? Kepler Telescope Spots Strange Star
A distant star is getting a lot of attention from astronomers — possibly as a sign that alien life is out there. The star KIC 8462852 was discovered through Planet Hunters, a citizen science program a...
Battle Of The Bots: Teams Compete In DARPA Challenge
The robot, which was the clear leader in the first day of the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, fell not once but twice. "It was one of the first tasks we could do," said Nicolas Eyssette, a res...
Police say Waze cop-tracker is threat to officers
Sheriffs want Google to turn off the app feature that alerts drivers to police locations, fearing it could aid would-be cop killers
Meet the Kickstarter of Solar Energy
Mosaic is trying to radically change solar—by bringing it to everyone.
Find the ungoogleable with crowdsourced search engine
Adding the human touch to web searches can handle vague, complex or visual questions that stump conventional search engines
Indiegogo: An International Crowdfunding Platform to Raise Money
Indiegogo is the world's largest global funding platform. Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, and action, anyone with an idea – creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial – can cr...
DARPA Grand Challenge - Video
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Part one of the historic DARPA Grand Challenge Final.
Crowd funding
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.One early-stage equity expert described it as “...
Citizen science
Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientist...
DARPA Grand Challenge
The DARPA Grand Challenge is a prize competition for American autonomous vehicles, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the most prominent research organization of the United State...
Open content
Open content is a neologism coined by David Wiley in 1998 which describes a creative work that others can copy or modify. The term evokes open source software, which is a related concept in software. ...
OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availabi...
China Open Resources for Education
The China Open Resources for Education (CORE) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote closer interaction and open sharing of educational resources between Chinese and international uni...
BBC Future - Why people get more stupid in a crowd
The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.
A Citizens' Tribunal Will Investigate Monsanto For "Crimes Against Nature And Humanity"
Agrochemical giant Monsanto will be investigated by a tribunal of environmentalists, activists, and scientists in The Hague, Netherlands, next year, against charges of "ecocide". The citizens' trial w...
Sign Of Alien Life? Kepler Telescope Spots Strange Star
A distant star is getting a lot of attention from astronomers — possibly as a sign that alien life is out there. The star KIC 8462852 was discovered through Planet Hunters, a citizen science program a...
Courage and Consequence
Karl Rove: Courage and Consequence is a grassroots funded compilation of rock songs released on March 3rd 2010 in anticipation of Karl Rove's similarly titled memoir. The subtitle of the record is ...
Battle Of The Bots: Teams Compete In DARPA Challenge
The robot, which was the clear leader in the first day of the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, fell not once but twice. "It was one of the first tasks we could do," said Nicolas Eyssette, a res...
Police say Waze cop-tracker is threat to officers
Sheriffs want Google to turn off the app feature that alerts drivers to police locations, fearing it could aid would-be cop killers
Ushahidi
Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source software (LGPL) for information collection, visualisation, and interactive mapping.Ushahidi (Swahili for "testimony" ...
Crowdreferencing
Crowdreferencing is the collective effort of individuals who, usually via the Internet, reference products and suppliers to help build a marketplace base, in exchange of a royalty limited in time on t...
We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition)
"We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube Edition)" is a collaborative charity song and music video produced by singer-songwriter Lisa Lavie and posted to the YouTube video sharing website to raise mone...