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Citizen scientists join search for gravitational waves

A new project pairs volunteers and machine learning to sort through data from LIGO. Barbara Téglás was looking to try something different while on a break from her biotechnology work. So she joined Zooniverse, a website dedicated to citizen science projects, and began to hunt pulsars and classify cyclones from her home computer. “It’s a great thing that scientists share data and others can analyze it and participate,” Téglás says.
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