Tagged: science

Smithsonian Institute’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Project Finishes Kickstarter Run

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Well, it’s official: The Smithsonian’s first crowdfunding campaign has officially ended… and it was a success! The organization announced last month that it has teamed up with Kickstarter to help fund a few projects. The first initiative was dedicated to Neil Armstrong’s famous spacesuit. The Smithsonian… Read More

Rare Genomics Institute to Announce Winners for Crowdsourced Rare Disease Challenge

Rare Genomics Institute

The Rare Genomics (RG) Institute announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2015 BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) science challenge, a global competition that offers rare disease researchers, who traditionally have difficulty attracting funding, grants of the latest life science innovations and technologies…. Read More

Bill Nye Film Project Secures $800,000 & Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Funded Documentary

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With a few hours before the closing of its Kickstarter initiative, Bill Nye’s new film has reached over $800,000 thanks to 16,000 backers. Due to its popularity, the project has been dubbed the crowdfunding giant’s most funded documentary. New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason… Read More

Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

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Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

The Smithsonian Institution Surpasses $500,000 Goal For Neil Armstrong Project in Five Days on Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, famous learning and research institution, The Smithsonian, announced that it has joined forces with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise funds for various projects. Kickstarter declared on its blog: “Kickstarter is a place that honors creativity, past and present. We celebrate creators who… Read More

New York Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter For New Documentary About Popular Scientist Bill Nye

Bill Nye

Seeking to honor one of the most popular scientists in the world, New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg have hit Kickstarter to raise $650,000 for a new documentary dedicated to Bill Nye. While sharing details about the project, the duo wrote: “Bill Nye is on a… Read More

buddingSTEM Creator Shares Details About Science-Inspired Girl Clothing & Kickstarter Campaign With GeekWire

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On Wednesday (March 11th), Seattle mothers Jennifer Muhm and Malorie Catchpole took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for their new all-girl clothing line, buddingSTEM. buddingSTEM is notably unique because it is a complete line of girls’ clothes celebrating science, space, dinosaurs, and basically helps to drop the… Read More

Valencia Technologies Implants its 48th Blood Pressure Patient; Continues Equity Crowdfunding


The employees of Valencia Technologies Corporation announced on Monday that they have implanted their 48th patient with the company’s radically small device for the treatment of high blood pressure last month. Early results in this randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial are compelling and provide the Valencia with a high degree… Read More

Lunar Mission One Set to Voyage to the Moon After Successfully Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Lunar Mission One Kickstarter

Kickstarter staff pick and space fan favorite Lunar Mission One successfully hit its crowdfunding goal raising over $1 million with the support of over 7200 backers.  Called the “most inspirational mission to the moon since the Apollo landings” the crowdfunded project hopes to send a… Read More

Great Parents Academy Launches Rockethub Campaign to Increase STEM Workers in U.S.

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By 2018, the United States is expected to have 2.4 million unfilled jobs within the Science, Technologies, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. To help curtail these numbers, on Tuesday (October 28th), Great Parents Academy announced the launch of a RocketHub crowdfunding campaign to provide low-income students across the country with the company’s flagship… Read More

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Equity Crowdfunds on Optimized Capital Markets

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The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp. has launched its initial crowd offering on Optimized Capital Markets . The company wants to be a “National Canadian Destination” with a truly innovative and unique offering in North America. It will be situated in the Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, 1.5… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Focus Fusion, Gramofon & LogmeOnce

Focus Fusion Empower the World Globe

This week we definitely have a tech angle going on for our Crowdfunding Mailbox.   But there are a lot of incredibly cool crowdfunding campaigns focusing on tech and science these days and as the ecosystem evolves I expect to see more.  Think about it… Read More

UC-Boulder Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For “Swarming” Robots

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Kicking off one of its new crowdfunding campaigns, University of Colorado at Boulder announced it is seeking $10k in order to build 1,000 small robots called Droplets. The robots measure the distance and orientation of neighboring robots, allowing for complete pattern formation and self-assembly experiments…. Read More

Scientists Use Crowdfunding To Communicate With Spacecraft ISEE-3


Aiming to bring a forgotten space probe back to life, masterminds of the Orbiter Image Recovery project Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing have launched a new crowdfunding project on RocketHub called ISEE-3 Reboot Project. Skycorp, along with Space College and SpaceRef are asking investors to… Read More

Omega3Beef Crowdfunding To Transform The Beef Industry With A Healthier Product


If you live in the United States and you’re passionate about food, chances are you’ve had some exposure to mounting concerns about the links between poor health and red meat consumption. For me personally, the documentary Forks Over Knives was my first exposure to the types… Read More

uBiome Crowdfunded Over $350,000 on Indiegogo, Now They are Raising Capital on AngelList


Worlds “first citizen science project to sequence the human micro biome” – uBiome – raised $351,000 on Indiegogo in one of the largest “citizen science” crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The campaign ran from November 16, 2012 to February 18, 2013 – closing almost one year ago…. Read More

Penn State Team Taps RocketHub To Crowdfund Lunar Mission, Seeks Google Lunar XPRIZE


The United States, The Soviet Union, China and… Penn State University? If one crowdfunding campaign can find funding, the above statement might become the list of entities that have made it to the moon. Only three of them would have had a standing army. (Nittany… Read More

Mars Initiative Raises Funds for Human Mission to Mars

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There have been multiple crowdfunding initiatives looking to raise funds for space based technologies or ventures.  From new propulsion techniques to incredible space telescopes, crowdfunding is being used to finance the exploration of space.  There have been multiple crowdfunding campaigns focused on the red-planet of… Read More

Want to Launch a Satellite into Space Powered by Water? Check Out this Kickstarter Campaign.

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This is one of the reasons I love crowdfunding.  How cool would it be to help launch a satellite into deep space that is powered by the sun and propelled by water? The CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster or CAT is a space project crowdfunding on Kickstarter now…. Read More