Chicago Citizen Science Group

Next week (27 May 2016) we will view and discuss more videos to see more what Hubble space telescope tells us about us.

And, NASA's Disc Detective citizen science project hosted by Zooniverse will be our next test drive toward picking one project (or more) which works best for the group.


Our videos are curated to be:
— from reliable science sources
— most between 2 and 8 minutes long
— easy to understand
— uplifting
— important for Earth
— important for human rights


We meet at Chicago's Northeast (Levy)
Regional Senior Center
at 2019 W Lawrence Ave
(SW corner of Lawrence and Damen)
Friday mornings 9:30 to 10:30
in the Computer Room


Our videos are curated by
Don F Moyer PhD
Physicist, Historian of Science,
Patent Agent, Teacher, Retired.
Email: don@donmoyer.com
About: donmoyer.com/about.html

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Lists of recently added items below [link]

Lists of items watched by the group recently [link]

Links for videos and discussions

Telescopes changed our world

Telescopes changed the world [link]

Evolution of telescope mirrors [video link] [mp4 version]

European Southern Observatory [video link]

European Southern Observatory star wobble hunt [video link]

Observing a protoplanetary disc around a distant star [2 video link]

"Observing" a black hole [long video link]

Space telescopes

W N Hubble Space Telescope [13 video link]

Webb space telescope [7 video link]

NASA's next WFIRST space telescope and citizen science [video link]

Searching for exoplanets [video link] [mp4 version]

Martin Rees on the cosmos [long video link] [mp4 version]

Martin Rees Q&A [video link] mp4 version]

Spacecraft

Remembering Apollo and blue marble images [3 videos link]

Rosetta and lander Philae [6 videos link]

Building the International Space Station [video link] [mp4 version]

ISS 2015 highlights [video link]

Spacecraft Dawn up close at dwarf planet Ceres [2 video link]

New Horizions Pluto flyby and beyond [video link]

Driving a spacecraft [video link] [mp4 version]

Vacation in a Moon village? [video link]

Asteroid capture and redirect mission [2 video link]

Space debris 1957-2015 [video link]

Mars

50 Years of Mars Exploration [video link] [mp4 version]

10 years of Mars photos [video link] [mp4 version]

3 Years of Mars Exploration by Curiosity Rover [video link] [mp4 version]

Mars gravity [video link]

Mars journey simulation [video link] [mp4 version]

Research on ISS for Mars journey [video link] [mp4 version]

Fine motor task research [video link] [mp4 version]

Autonomous Mars Lander for safe landing [video link] [mp4 version]

A habitable Mars rover waiting there [video link] [mp4 version]

Matter

Neutrinos, the most odd "elementary particles" [4 video link]

Synchrotron light [video link]

Detecting gravity waves gives sensitivity and reliability new meaning [link]

Imaging and data visualization

Imaging and data visualization examples [3 video link]

W fMRI mapping ideas or words or something in brains [3 video link]

W Microscopic brain imaging [3 video link]

Snow job [video link]

Life

Darwin gave us science so trustworthy it can be used to solve engineering problems [video link] [mp4 version]

Our origins, Richard Leakey [long video link]

Matthew Cobb on Cracking the Genetic Code [long video link] mp4 video link

Nick Lane on Why Is Life the Way It Is? [long video link] mp4 video link

Lane & Cobb Q&A [video link] mp4 video link

Trustworthy science

Trustworthy science is [link]

We are in court and Bo Peep is in the witness chair [link]

Our brains doing trustworthy science [video link]

Why care about improving measurements [link]

Reality is messy so error is never zero [link]

If we can put men on our Moon, why can't we . . . ? [3 video link]

Sir Paul Nurse on trust in science [long video link] [mp4 version]

We changed our world with engineering based on trustworthy science

N Examples of how we changed our world with engineering based on trustworthy science [5 video link]

We greatly improved living conditions — Whoops! [link]

Productivity fail [video link]

Faraday paved the way [video link]

Professional engineers — friends or foes [video link]

N Faking doubt about trustworthy science [link]

Watching over our world

W Big data tracking our environment [2 video link]

Hidden meltdown of Greenland ice [video link] [mp4 version]

Arctic sea ice going [video link] [mp4 version]

Sea level rising [video link] [mp4 version]

Land sinking [video link] [mp4 version]

Tracking weather [video link] [mp4 version]

Predicting floods [video link] mp4 video link

So that lives can be saved [video link] [mp4 version] [story link]

Our best hope is us

Kenneth tricked Alzheimer's [video link] [mp4 version]

Richard tricked lions [video link] [mp4 version]

Lily tricked Parkinsons [4 video link]

N Community college NASA robotics competitions [link]

Environmental Engineer Tamar Losleben [video link] [mp4 version]

Biomedical Engineer Michelle Khine [video link] [mp4 version]

Civil Engineer Ken Maschke [video link] [mp4 version]

Electrical Engineer Yael Mcguire [video link] [mp4 version]

Urban hydrofarmers [video link] [mp4 version]

Changing energy use habits [video link]

Growing and sustaining communities with bioenergy [video link] [mp4 version]

Carefully watching Earth's critical skin [video link] [mp4 version]

Sustainable water use [video link] [mp4 version]

Improving wind power conversion [video link] [mp4 version]

3D printing maybe [4 video link]

Advanced materials [video link]

Machine learning — friend or foe [video link]

AlphaGo and evolution [link]

A lobster community adapts through shared planning [link] [mp4 version]

Sustainable seafood [link]

Young engineers helping with clean water in Kenya [link] [mp4 version]

N US DOE national labs help small businesses [link] [mp4 version]

N For example: Queen City Forging Revitalized by Oak Ridge National Lab Partnership [link] [mp4 version]

Our best hope is ALL of us

Paris climate talks [video link]

Paris agreement [6 video link]

We ALL share the work [video link] [mp4 version] [book link]

NSF science lives [link]

Computer scientist Scott Aaronson [video link] [mp4 version]

Computer scientist Wanda Eugene [video link] [mp4 version]

Engineer Chris Mattson [video link] [mp4 version]

Geologist Richard Alley [video link] [mp4 version]

Archaeologist Curtis Marean [video link] [mp4 version]

Geneticist David Reich [video link] [mp4 version]

Marine Biologist Erica Staaterman [video link] [mp4 version]

Watson Co-creator David Ferrucci [video link] [mp4 version]

Sociologist Cliff Nass [video link] [mp4 version]

Diverse points of view and diverse skills sets helped find Richard III [long video link] [mp4 version]

A second version of that story from a different point of view [long video link] [mp4 version]

Sharing saves humility fail [link]

Sharing fail [link]

Managing science [link]

Quentin D Young (1923-2016) [link]

Choices [link]

I knock at the door [link]

Citizen science

Folding RNA puzzles solved by citizen science [link]

N Citizen scientists beat professional scientists at quantum physics problem [link].

N Zooniverse is the biggest collection of citizen science projects [link].

N NASA's Disc Detective project finds stars which might have an exoplanet [link]

Human rights

Human rights are [link]

News fail — Uplifting news [link]


New (marked N above)

24 May 2016 US DOE national labs help small businesses; For example: Queen City Forging Revitalized by Oak Ridge National Lab Partnership [link]

23 May 2016 Citizen scientists beat professional scientists at quantum physics problem; Zooniverse is the biggest collection of citizen science projects; NASA DISC Detective citizen science project [link]

17 May 2016 Community college NASA robotics competitions item 2 [link]

16 May 2016 Faking doubt about trustworthy science [link]

16 May 2016 We changed our world with engineering based on trustworthy science [link]

14 May 2016 Hubble space telescope item 11 [link]


Watched by the group (marked W above)

27 May 2016 Hubble space telescope items 7, 9-12 [link]

20 May 2016 Hubble space telescope items 1-6 & 8 [link]

13a May 2016 Big data tracking our environment [link]

13b May 2016 Citizen science — Intro and Cyclone Center [link]

06a May 2016 fMRI mapping ideas or words or something in brains [link]

06b May 2016 Microscopic brain imaging [link]