Every solution to a problem starts with a single person with a single idea. As Max Planck once said, "New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment." One has to wonder how many good, or even great, ideas are hatched every day that are never acted on, discussed, or even written down. How can you know if an idea even has merit unless you put it out there for others to ponder or critique?
Zombal Solutions is a free service that gives you a place to store your ideas permanently. Our motivation for providing this cost-free service to our members is that we feel ideas are terrible things to waste. And the Solutions tools were designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so posting your ideas on Zombal couldn’t be simpler. You can easily post your solutions to your profile page along with your qualifications, a detailed description, relevant files, and scientific and industry-specific labels. Think of it as a resume, only better.
Some of the greatest discoveries were the result of scientific collaboration (think Watson and Crick), but the Internet has opened unlimited channels for exchanging ideas that never existed in the past. When you post a solution, other Zombal members can search for, view and comment on your ideas, regardless of geography. The possibilities for interaction, collaboration or even employment are expanded exponentially, which means your solution has a much greater chance of coming to fruition.
To make sure your solution gets maximum exposure, Zombal broadcasts select posts to social media outlets such as Twitter and Google+. Eventually, we’ll even begin offering awards to members who post the best solutions. But, we like to think everyone wins, because every member gets the chance to make professional connections that someday may result in some great discoveries. Even the notoriously private Isaac Newton once said, "We build too many walls and not enough bridges."
Information on how to post a solution can be found: here.