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Science has a problem: Researchers dont share their data. A new startup wants to change that by melding GitHub and Google Docs.
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If there is one thing the sustainability movement appears to want ownership of, it is the word 'economy'.
The software industry to date has thrived by reproducing the manufacturing model it was created in. But now with the power of distributed peer-to-peer networks it could benefit from new, more efficient and fairer alternatives.
REPORTING TO the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at length for the first time since he was appointed vice provost for advances in learning last September, Peter K. Bol highlighted shifts in the landscape for the much-publicized massive open online courses (MOOCs). At the December 3 faculty meeting, Bol noted that:
The office as we know it, is dying. There are still many traditional workplaces out there but it’s only a matter of time before they too will change. With constant connectivity, work can take place at any time and at any place. Offices workers used to be tied to one specific location because of the tools they used (heavy typewriters or fixed-line telephony) and the way they were organized (storage, time and control) in an industrial society.
Fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs. He already has 15 iOS apps to his name and dreams of designing for Apple. At age 12, Santiago became a full-time college student and is on track to earn his bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering by age 16. By 17, when most teenagers are excited to just have their driver's license, Santiago will have his masters degree.
Two and a half years ago, streets and plazas across Spain were packed with protesters. They were part of what became known as the 15-M or Indignados movement (named after May 15, 2011, when the protests began), which simultaneously channeled the collective frustrations and fueled the hopes of as many as 6.5 million Spaniards who took part in the demonstrations during those months. Today, frustrations among young people in Spainare higher than ever. Hope for political and economic reform, on the contrary are at an all-time low.
Ever heard of Arduino? This Primer will help you get started with Arduino and a little bit of coding.
Sharing can save a ton of money. We share apartments, cars, and office space with family, friends, and coworkers. We share roads, radio waves, and national defense with fellow citizens. In cases like these, sharing leads to huge economic gain.
Welcome to the Fab Academy Barcelona 2014, we are very proud and pleased to have for the next year students from 16 different countries around the world, such as:
Economics as we know it today is broken. Unable to explain, to predict or to protect, it is need of root-and-branch replacement. Or, to borrow from Alan Greenspan, it is fundamentally “flawed”. But where do we look for inspiration in facilitating what is the mother of all paradigm shifts? Interestingly, the most insightful and strikingly innovative ideas are coming from all directions other than the economics profession. Ecology offers the insight that the economy is best understood as a complex adaptive system.
Jeff Jarvis: The real lesson of the Snowden leaks is not the threat to privacy. It is the NSA's losing battle against the new agents of openness
The Open Source Hardware Research Project at HIIG is inspired by our general interest to conduct research on participatory forms of interaction on the Internet. Open Source Hardware (OSHW) describes an emergent bundle of technologies, practices, business opportunities, and regulatory approaches for collaborative manufacturing. In the field of consumer 3D printing for instance, intense innovation activity has sprung from a surge of hardware devices and organizations. From our perspective this can be seen as an Internet innovation phenomenon because a) a lot of the exchange and self-organisation in the community of people who contribute to OSHW takes place online and b) online platforms that aggregate digital designs or services are an important — if not elemental — resource in OSHW.
Posing as volunteers. Stealing documents. Dumpster diving. Planting electronic bugs. Hacking computers. Tapping phones and voicemail. Planting false information. Trailing family members. Threatening reporters. Hiring cops, CIA officers and combat veterans to do all these dirty deeds—and counting on little pushback from law enforcement, mainstream media or Congress.
While trying to start up a makerspace in my home town of Rome, Georgia over the past year or so, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this trend called “the maker movement.” It boils down to people banding together in communities to start workshops for creating, inventing and tinkering. Admittedly, I have a tenancy to over-think things like this, and to seek meaning in places where I should just accept that “it just is.” Easier said than done for me.
Why do major leaps forward come so rarely in the auto industry? Auto companies like to sneer at legitimately futuristic cars, calling them 'science projects' and saying consumers will never buy them. I believe this is a mistake.
“New garden cities are needed to tackle the UK’s housing crisis, create sustainable communities and help young people get on the housing ladder, a new report, ‘Commons Sense’ from Co-operatives UK argues.
The Mastercoin Foundation plans to let people create their own virtual currency using the existing Bitcoin protocol.
After you heard President Obama’s call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots?
In less than 3 years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to programme electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time. Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic programming. Now this whizz kid has plans to revolutionise the education system, integrating electronics into everyday classes.
Insurers may be able to innovate, particularly in the car-sharing market. But how can they adapt models to meet consumer demands?
Today from the floor of Euromold 2013 3D Systems announced five new 3D printers. We’re most excited about the desktop-ready ProJet 1200 Micro-SLA Professional 3D Printer. Retailing at $4,900, it is a bit more expensive than the Form 1 ($3,299) or B9 Creator ($3,375), but the ProJet 1200 features a new, one-step process that uses an all-in-one cartridge and curing cell, with all post processing done inside the printer.
This week, the social network revealed new research on its Australian users as it strives to be more open with the Australian media and to forge new relationships with other media companies.
Getting anything done generally requires the collaboration of people who do different kinds of work, and whose various kinds of work has shaped various kinds of thinking. It calls for some kind of translation or code switching.