Science 140 is an exciting new crowd-sourcing social media project. We are aiming to collate a collection of science definitions, biographies and explanations, from across various science fields, using twitter and this blog. The catch - all the explanations must be 140 characters or less (twitter's tweet limit). We will also accept any original drawings or sketches which might help explain various scientific phenomena, principles or terms. The project aims to bring together the best of these explanations and publish them in book format - the proceeds of which will go to charity. All tweeters will be credited in the final product. To find out more about the project visit the ABOUT SCIENCE 140 page.
As well as definitions we also want people to explain how something works, why things are the way they are or what happens if etc. We want explanations from across the sciences, on topics including the human body, space & astronomy, genetics, particle physics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, food science and more. We want the explanations to be challenging yet accessible to all ages. Visit our 'IDEAS & EXAMPLES' page for more info.
Want to get involved? Use the SUBMIT page above to add your idea or alternatively tweet using the hashtag #science140. Our twitter page will retweet selected explanations every day. Visit www.twitter.com/science140 to find out more.
Thank you and please get on board!