New tools for collaboration allow us to connect with each other and analyze data like never before.
Why let scientists have all the fun? In the past few decades, “citizen scientists” from the general public have been recruited for down-to-earth non-technical skills. And thanks to cloud collaboration tools like Dropbox, it’s easier than ever to connect and analyze data. Think of this ground team as the ultimate remote workforce, contributing observational and pattern-detecting talents to projects that make a major scientific impact. Here’s how it works.