Spectrashift Exoplanet Search Project
Currently has a .8 meter Ritchy Chrietien telescope employed full time searching for exoplanets using the transit method. A 1.1 meter Dahl Kirkam telescope is under cconstruction in southern Arizona. The larger telescope will use the radial velocity method to detect exoplanets using star wobble. Status: Ongoing, funded.
DB Cooper Hijacking
Working with the FBI our Cooper Research Team was allowed exclusive access to the original evidence and records. Many aspects of the crime were investigated and particles from D.B. Coopers tie were analyzed for the first time. The results of that research can be seen here CitizenSleuths.com Status: Concluded.
Dinosaur Soft Tissues
A highly controversial topic in the news. Our team is at the center of the argument showing that the preserved T. rex blood cells and blood vessels are in fact bacterial slime. Status: Ongoing, funded.
Our group has multiple cameras setup in south eastern Arizona tracking meteors reentering Earths atmosphere. The goal is to track the incoming meteor, gather pertinent data, then recover the same meteor on the ground for further testing and comparison to reentry data. Data is also provided to Sandia Labs for their ongoing research into detection of nuclear blasts on Earth. Status: Ongoing, funded.
Molded Mirror Fabrication
Working with the Astrophysics Department at Northwestern University various ideas are being explored to produce replicated mirrors. Status: Ongoing, partially funded.
Infrared Detection of Caves
Experiments underway using thermal infrared cameras to detect differences in the temperature of hidden cave entrances from the surrounding rocks. This has applications for detecting caves on Mars and the Moon. Status: Ongoing, partially funded.
Our team is working with Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago to examine artifacts obtained from 7000 year old graves from Niger Africa. Status: Ongoing, funded
The First T. rex
We have tracked down the original dig site of the very first Tyrannosaur specimen. Only 14% of the skeleton was recovered 100 years ago so more could be in the ground. Looking for investors to fund a museum to acquire the site from the landowner. Status: Ongoing, not funded.
Chinese Feathered Dinosaur Analysis
Micro-analytical investigation into the preservation characteristics of the Chinese Feathered Dinosaurs. Status: Ongoing, partially funded.
Monitoring of Female Tarantulas in the Burrow
Not much is known about the lives of the female tarantula because they spend most of their lives under ground. This project would put a camera in the burrow and monitor it 24-7 with the use of motion-sensitive software. Status: In planning, not funded.