It may feel a challenge to limit a research proposal to a few sides of A4, but researchers on Twitter have been using the hashtag #mysci to describe their work using just 140 characters.
The idea came from @realscientists, and soon #mysci began trending in London, with thousands of scientists sharing their research; from zoology to computational mathematics and everything in between.
Here are 10 of the best research summaries so far...
I stare at pink birds to see if flamingos have best friends, or preferred dance partners, or if they just all stand on 1 leg together #mysci— Paul Rose (@pauledwardrose) 9 January 2017
I study numbers and probabilities. With the best applications. My numbers are beautiful. Other people's p-values are tiny. Sad!! #mysci— Casper Albers (@CaAl) 9 January 2017
I mess with ants, play with robots, and poke slime molds to understand cooperation, swarm intelligence and collective stupidity #mysci— Simon Garnier (@sjmgarnier) 8 January 2017
I study ways in which astronomy data can be repurposed to search for intelligent life, + how scientists should behave if we find ET #mysci— Duncan Forgan (@dh4gan) 8 January 2017
I study how the brain enables us to communicate with each other by measuring how neurons (in mice) react to hearing mouse love songs! #mysci— Catherine Perrodin (@c_perrodin) 9 January 2017
Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, stuff. #mysci— David Gozzard (@DRG_physics) 9 January 2017
You can follow the #MySci hashtag on Twitter.