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You know how your smartphone and computer just do nothing when you're not using them? You can now put those slackers to work in a noble cause: helping cure the Ebola virus. IBM's World Community Grid has teamed up with scientists from the Scripps Research Institute with the "Outsmart Ebola Togethe...

December 19th 2014 at 12:53pm 0 Comments
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Kickstarter hopeful Seldon Crisis came back to earth when Isaac Asimov's estate took issue with the developers appropriating the Foundation IP. Star Citizen, meanwhile, showed off some spiffy planetside gameplay as well as a full livestream recording of its recen...

October 18th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Cosmic ray particles hit Earth's atmosphere all the time, but finding them is tough; even the most sophisticated detectors can only cover so much ground. Scientists at University of California might just have discovered an easy way to pinpoint these exotic elements, however: the camera on your sm...

October 13th 2014 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Ascent got itself a new Kickstarter. The sci-fi title's been playable for a while now, but Fluffy Kitten Studios is aiming to improve both its visuals and its UI. Star Citizen surprised a few people by condoning the grey market surrounding its pricey pretend spa...

October 11th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Want to play a significant role in NASA's space exploration efforts without spending years in training? You now have a better chance of making your mark. NASA has launched Solve, a site that makes it easy to find all the agency's public competitions and crowdsourced projects. You'll mostly see...

September 22nd 2014 at 2:23pm 0 Comments
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Eager to help Planetary Resources look for asteroids and bring humanity that much closer to space mining? Well, it's time to get cracking. The company has launched Asteroid Zoo, a site that relies on crowdsourcing (i.e. you) to both find rocks in the void and train computers to do the same. It's p...

June 25th 2014 at 1:15am 0 Comments
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As of this writing, Shards Online has 24 hours remaining on its Kickstarter program and has yet to break a quarter of its funding goal. Odds are that it's not going to hit that marker, although fans are encouraged to jump in and donate while the campaign is still running. But the team at Citadel St...

June 11th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The internet produces some strangely wonderful things when you ask it for input -- just ask anyone who saw Twitch play Pokémon. If you need more proof, though, you don't need to look any further than artist Ben Redford's crowdfunded opus, Internetopia. The bizarre-yet-beautiful drawing is t...

June 4th 2014 at 10:46pm 0 Comments
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Plenty of users weren't happy when YouTube ditched its commenting system in favor of Google+, and following that backlash the video-sharing service has been working hard to prove it's listening. Its latest effort is a "Creator Preview" video teasing upcoming features inspired by the feedback of ch...

May 23rd 2014 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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Trion Worlds is empowering the Trove community even further by inviting players to pitch ideas for a new biome and class to be added to the game. A Reddit thread has the details of how this process will unfold. Players will begin by brainstorming ideas for biomes, and after some time, the dev team...

April 16th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Visionary Realms is hoping that players will step up to contribute more than just money to Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. The studio announced today that it is structuring its website so that it can be used for crowd development going forward. The studio said that it wants to involve the community...

March 18th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments