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Crowdfunded science projects
Amara D. Angelica   Mar 31, 2012   KurzweilAI.net  

Got a cool idea for a research project, but need funding? Check out http://www.petridish.org/, which has just launched crowdfunded science and research projects. I think this is a really great idea that could open up funding for some amazing research ideas.

On Petridish.org, researchers post materials about themselves and their research, and the public can discover projects that are exciting to them. In exchange for contributing to the project, backers receive insider updates on the research, naming rights to new discoveries, and other exciting souvenirs from the work.

Here’s a list of projects: blog.petridish.org.

 

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Image: Exomoon project (credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)




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