Thursday, December 10, 2009

Win a pair of Leupold Binoculars!

Posted by Kirk
There's a cool opportunity right now to win a pair of Leupold Acadia Series 8x42 Binoculars through Cornell's CamClickr program. CamClickr is a distributed computing project that taps into citizen scientists across the world to help look at photos captured by bird nest web cams. When you log in you are given a series of photo to look at. You then tag the photos based on a few categories. Computers have a very hard time figuring out what is going on in the photos but the human brain can do it quite quickly. Participants first tag photos to say how many birds are present and then in a second round of tagging can assign behaviors. It is a lot of fun and many people have taken part. The project is closing in on having one million tags on photos. If you are the lucky person to add the one millionth tag then you win the binoculars!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the CamClickr website and start clicking.