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Open source and science take many of the same approaches to investigation and discovery, making them natural allies. Learn more about the intersection of open source and science in these articles.

Math

MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open...
Astroplan makes astronomy research planning easier

Python library enables astronomers to schedule their telescope time around specific objects'...
Why aren't more researchers using open source?

Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The...
Clones welcome in scientific hardware

One way a company can start the transition to the open source way is to open source a single...
Peering into complex, tiny structures with 3D analysis tool tomviz

The future of technology is being built at the tiniest scales and now demands tools for 3D design...
Best of Opensource.com: Science

Check out the top 10 open science articles of 2016.
Open Chemistry project raises up the next generation of researchers

Learn about a few Google Summer of Code projects hoping to bring high quality open source tools to...
Star Trek: inspiring people and their tech since 1964

Star Trek has inspired fans, technologies, and careers ever since its creation in 1964 and debut in...