See a bear? New iSeeMammals app lets citizen scientists track expanding populations

Media Note: Images and a GIF can be viewed and downloaded at ITHACA, N.Y. – Black bear populations are on the rise in New York state, and Cornell University researchers are combining digital technology with on-the-ground conservation efforts to better manage the growing numbers of the animals in the state. Catherine Sun, a doctoral […]

Citizen-science pioneer, Project FeederWatch soars into 30th year

Media note: Two audio clips featuring conversations with citizen scientists and the founder of Project FeederWatch, as well as additional graphics can be downloaded at ITHACA, N.Y. – This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary. The […]

In the fight against Alzheimer’s, online gamers can now get in on the action

Media Note: To access video, infographics, and other materials, visit ITHACA, N.Y. – A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University. Stall Catchers, a game launched this week by the Human Computation Institute (HCI), challenges users […]

Tackling world’s problems with human-computer intelligence

Media note: Click here to see a video with Human Computation Institute director, Pietro Michelucci, detail the science behind human computation.   ITHACA, N.Y. – How do you solve large-scale global issues like climate change and geopolitical conflict? The combination of human and computer intelligence might be just what’s needed to find solutions to the […]