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How to be a Citizen Scientist Against Plastic Waste at Home

28 Apr 2022 2 minute read 4 comments orbithunter

Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in plastic waste being generated. This is due to the increase in online shopping transactions due to the fact that physical mobility is limited. These plastic wastes include multip...

Etch A Cell - Fat Checker: Trace Fat Lipids to Advance Breast Cancer Research

6 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments orbithunter

What is Etch-A-Cell Etch-A-Cell is a Zooniverse citizen science project which aims to determine the number, size, and location of lipid droplets in cells, and to map its relationship to other parts of the cell. In this project, volunteers are asked t...

Wanna Help Fight COVID-19 AND Earn Crypto! [A Curecoin Folding Pool Tutorial]

6 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments orbithunter

Update (02/19/23) - This article is outdated because Curecoin doesn't use Cryptobullions anymore. Check out a more updated guide here. This blog post will discuss how can you help fight COVID-19 by running Folding@home on your computer and at the sam...

Foldit: A Game that Helps Predict How Proteins Fold

26 Mar 2020 2 minute read 2 comments orbithunter

What is Foldit? Foldit is a citizen science computer game that lets players predict and design the structure of proteins. This is also commonly known as Protein Folding. Knowing the structure of a protein, or the way the protein will fold is import...

Stall Catchers: A Game that Speeds Up Alzheimer's Research

1 Mar 2020 2 minute read 2 comments orbithunter

Thumbnail: Logo by Stall Catchers / CC BY-SA 4.0 Some of you might have wanted to help in the progress of scientific research. However, you either need to be a scientist or donate your money for science. Both of these ways are a bit of a long shot fo...