The Citizen Cyberscience Centre Blog

  • CERN 60 Public Computing Challenge makes a splash

    Over 5000 people have participated so far in the CERN 60 Public Computing Challenge, an event that invites the public to download a virtual atom smasher into their computer and help scientists simulate the sorts of particle collisions that occur in C...

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  • Crowdcrafting is Nominet Trust Top 100 social innovation

      Crowdcrafting, a Web-based platform for citizen science, has been selected for the Nominet Trust 100, a list that celebrates the ventures that are using digital technology to change the world for the better. The list is curated by a steering...

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  • The CERN Webfest is back!

    The CERN Summer Student Webfest 2014 is an annual hackathon at CERN organized by the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, happening 1-3 August. The Webfest is a unique event where a bunch of bright and creative CERN summer students – there were 80 of ...

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  • What to expect at CCS14

    Next week, the 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit takes place in London. Here’s what to expect from three action-packed days of citizen science. New technologies: the Web and its underpinning technologies are two years older than at the last su...

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  • Announcing Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

    The 3rd edition of the Citizen Cyberscience Summit will take place in London 20-22 February 2014. The Citizen Cyberscience Centre kicked off internationally with the first Citizen Cyberscience Summit, which took place at Kings College London in 2010...

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  • Crowdcrafting in the news

    Crowdcrafting, the open-source platform for building and participating in citizen science projects online, has been making headlines recently. Speaking at the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva last month, the world’s leading event on open data, C...

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  • Low-cost nanotech, one brick at a time

    A challenge called LEGO2NANO to build the world’s first low cost Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) was held in Beijing this month by a group of young researchers including partners of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre at UCL’s London Centre for...

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  • Science Hack Day NYC

    At Science Hack Day NYC, 1-2 June, over 100 software hackers, hardware makers, and scientists – both professional and amateur – teamed up on over a dozen projects. It was one of the largest science hackfests that the CCC has ever been inv...

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  • Go on a particle quest at the first CERN hackfest

    ISGTW| AUGUST 15, 2012 From 3-5 August, CERN played host to its very first hackfest. Organised by the Citizen Cyberscience Centre (CCC) and the Peer 2 Peer University, the 2012 CERN Webfest saw pizza-fuelled summer students hacking their...

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  • Why a Citizen Cyberscience Centre?

    The Web is ushering in a new age of public participation in science. Projects such as SETI@home searching for extraterrestrial intelligence,LHC@home simulating CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and GalaxyZoo cataloguing millions of astronomical images...

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