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You Can Help Scientists Find Out If This Star Is Hiding Alien Megastructures

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You Can Help Scientists Find Out If This Star Is Hiding Alien Megastructures

A star 1,480 light-years away from Earth is at the center of a big scientific conundrum over whether its weird light patterns could indicate intelligent life around it. And it's possible that nobody would have noticed the star's weird behavior if it hadn't been for crowd sourcing. It was a group of citizen scientists who noticed that the star KIC 8462852 occasionally dims by as much as 20 percent. That's way too big to be a passing planet, and scientists are at a loss to explain it. Some have suggested a group of mega-comets is passing in front of the...

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Kickstarter Wants to Replace Every Ad in a London Tube Station with Cat Pics

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Kickstarter Wants to Replace Every Ad in a London Tube Station with Cat Pics

The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (AKA C.A.T.S.) just launched a funny, ridiculous Kickstarter campaign that seeks to do something awesome: they want to replace every single ad in a London Tube station with pictures of cats. This is not a very belated April Fools’ joke. It’s not a joke at all. It’s a real Kickstarter campaign that seeks to raise £20,000 (approximately $33,000 USD) in order to buy out every ad slot in an as-of-yet unspecified London Tube location, and put up cat photos instead. Why? They give two reasons: a) it would look amazing; and b) it’s exhausting being...

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UFO hunting mini-satellite gets funded

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UFO hunting mini-satellite gets funded

A group of techies have turned to crowd-sourcing in order to fund their idea of a UFO hunting mini-satellite. After an unsuccessful run on the crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo, their second campaign, via Kickstarter, has proven successful, and they have received the funding needed to build and launch their mini-UFO hunting device. The campaign is called “CubeSat for Disclosure – Low-Earth Orbit Satellite” and is utilizing off-the-shelf technology to develop a relatively cheap observation platform in space. The Kickstarter campaign sought to raise $10,000, and the group says they already had $16,000 in previous funding. As of the writing of this...

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