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Crowd Supporting Space Research


The American space probe „ISEE-3“(International Sun/Earth Explorer) later renamed as “ICE” (International Cometary Explorer) was sent into heliocentric orbit in 1978. The mission of the space probe was to provide new data on the sun, earth, and comets. ICE was a versatile forerunner. This is the first probe to provide information on the solar winds, as well as on the composition of comets: these consist mainly of ice, gases, and organic molecules. It also supported other probes, such as the sun probe Ulysses, in their missions. Although ICE was officially abandoned in 1997, it is still floating around in space.


5555 likes for our Facebook Fanpage – Looking for a New Look!


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Yeah! Our Facebook Fanpage has just reached the magical number of 5555 “Likes”. That is not only a reason to celebrate, but also time for a little facelift.

Do you have creative talents and would you like to help us to jazz up our aging profile image? That would be great! Why not take part in our contest and design our new Facebook Profile Picture? The three Clickworkers whose images are most voted will receive cash prizes. The winner will receive 50€ and prizes of 30€ and 20€ are waiting for the Second and Third places. (more…)

Crowdsourcing helps with Educational Games

Having fun and learning is a good combination. The so-called “serious games” prove that for gaming systems, computers, and cell phones. “Serious games” have been used in various areas for a long time now.

Too much to do and even forgotten the shopping list?

Stress management and memory-training apps such as BrainJogging are being integrated into the world of Smartphones. Recently, the “Stress Free” app was included in the National Health Service’s (NHS) list of acknowledged measures for health care. The app provides playfully easy instructions for different relaxation exercises that can restore inner balance if used correctly. Physical fitness can also be considerably improved with moving and sport games. It is even more fun to do it in groups. The gaming market has a huge range on offer including dancing, golf and yoga and even virtual sailing.
However, in some less amusing areas such as military training, games like Close Combat or VBS 1&2 (Virtual Battlespace System) are also being used by many Armed Forces around the world to practice manoeuvres and behaviours in military conflicts. (more…)

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