mercredi 5 janvier 2011

How a gas worker without a telescope search and discovers four new exoplanets

I love this true story because it's such an astronomical example for the case for Open Data. 

I haven't look at the datasets and search process but I suspect it could be possible to develop "serious games" feeding on these huge databases to accelerate findings and involve people who are not necessarily knowledgeable in the field.

dimanche 2 janvier 2011

Blog resolution 2011

I'm not a natural writer, always thinking in an wild hyperlinked fashion and having a hard time writing in a constrained linear form. That said I believe the exercise could be useful. This will be a low traffic blog aiming at one post per month (maybe per week). The background and aim of the blog is described in the about page.

Other blogs/mircoblogs attempts:

  • "Snippets Log" (Snippets of comments, opinions, definitions that i stumbled on while surfing and that i find interesting or want to keep a trace of).

You can also find me on Twitter.

Feel free to comment or to improve my English (I'm French).