When we started talking about hosting a 'back to school' week at Opensource.com, I decided to take that quite literally, and went back to NC State University earlier this month to attend the inaugural Geospatial Forum at the Center for Geospatial Anaytics. Geospatial analytics and GIS (geospatial... Read more
See how students have hacked robotic arms, created new human-to-game interfaces, added sensors to a car, and developed a wearable air pollution monitor that crowdsources ozone levels across a city with open source hardware.
The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions, was published on March 6, 1665. Now that doesn’t mean that the journal article format is obsolete—many inventions much older are still in wide use... Read more
A study of participants in open source projects reveals best practices for community managers and lead developers. Study researched and performed by Brenda Chawner, currently the IST Programmes Director at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Information Management.
Peter Murray-Rust of the informal community Blue Obelisk gives an exclusive look to Opensource.com on his life in science and academic research, and his journey into open access and open data to help bring a better life to everyone through scientific discoveries.
We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long that many items published early last century are still protected by copyright.
My journey from bench scientist to open science software developer and how I develop better tools for open, reproducible scientific research.
The subsequent rules of thumb arose during the development of the Empirical Gramian Framework (emgr), a young open source software project in the Workgroup for Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing at the University of Münster which targets algorithmic model order reduction for control... Read more
The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project is an index of linked open data citations and ontological connections that cross-tabulate the following:
References and citations are what make the scientific and academic worlds go round. Everyone has their own system for keeping track of their research, from dumping everything onto a desk, to dumping everything into a folder (I like to call this the Pensky Method), to dumping everything into folders... Read more