Bitcoin Price Tags Begin To Appear In Real World

A tag that shows an item’s price in virtual currency Bitcoin and updates itself depending on market fluctuations has been shown off in east London. BitTag uses wireless technology to connect to the internet and check the value of Bitcoin, altering the tag display once a minute. Its creator hopes it will allow shops put […]

Building a Litecoin Mining Rig

Crypto-currencies are all the rage these days as Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value last year reached the public consciousness. While the Bitcoin “gold-rush” is over, there are now tens of other crypto-currencies being traded and mined (the process used to create the coins). Litecoin has been described as silver to Bitcoin’s gold. This coin uses […]

Doing Real Science At Home

The internet has allowed people to engage in science research projects since the inception of the SETI@Home screensaver that appeared more than 10 years ago. These days, people can engage with several such distributed computing projects, from modeling climate change to medicinal research. But the likelihood of any one individual finding anything of significance is […]

Help Astronomers Find New Planetary Nurseries With New Citizen Science Project

Want to detect new planetary nurseries? Well, now you can with this new citizen science project… NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, Disk Detective is NASA’s largest crowdsourcing project whose primary goal […]