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Announcing The Challenges For The 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

Nick Skytland | open.NASA | March 18, 2013

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions. Today, we are announcing the challenges for this years event! Read More »

Gathering for Open Science Hardware 2017: Building a Movement

Without hardware, there is no science. Instruments, reagents, computers, and lab equipment are the platforms for producing systematic knowledge. Innovations from lenses to atomic force microscopes to DNA sequencers to particle accelerators have opened up new fields of knowledge with huge potential impacts for science and society. However, participants in the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, currently taking place at the Innovation Centre, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, argue that limited access to scientific tools impedes the progress and reach of science. Black-box scientific tools block creativity and customization through high mark-ups and proprietary designs, compounded by intellectual property restrictions...

 

Open TreeMap Launches In Canada, Adds Stewardship Activities And Green Infrastructure Tracking

Press Release | Azavea | May 9, 2014

Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, announces the launch of OpenTreeMap, its collaborative platform for crowdsourced tree inventory, ecosystem services calculations, urban forestry analysis in Edmonton, Canada...

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Smartphones Open Up Science To Everyone

Staff Writer | Laboratory Equipment | December 18, 2013

That smartphone in your purse or pocket isn’t just for viewing movies and checking Facebook. By putting data collection, visualization and learning in the palm of your hand, it’s helping to transform science education and open up unprecedented opportunities for citizen science. Read More »

The Growing Trend Of Clinical Research Crowdsourcing

The trend of open collaboration has led to innovation across multiple industries. For decades, big pharma has been known as conservative and slow to change. Today however, there is a growing movement toward open access and crowdsourcing scientific information to accelerate research and development. Open-source platforms have let developers create multiple crowdsourcing applications, that are further enabling the crowdsourcing trend in the life sciences industry, as well.

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Upbeat, Collaborative, and Focused: Educators at SXSWedu Reflect on the Value and Future of Citizen Science in Education

Why African Countries Need to ​​Invest in Research and Citizen Science​

Climate change, HIV/AIDS, recurring droughts, and food insecurity are some of the most pressing issues the African continent has had to deal with in 2016. These issues pose a significant threat to economic, social and environmental development in Africa and create health and economic challenges to the continent. Yet, all of these challenges can benefit from research results spinning off from African universities and research institutions. But to get these results, the institutions must have the funds...