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Guest Post: Microscope, DIY, 3 Minutes : The Last Word On Nothing

Guest Post: Microscope, DIY, 3 Minutes : The Last Word On Nothing | The World of Open | Scoop.it

He breaks off his lens lollipop and sandwiches it between two stamp-sized pieces of paper with pinholes in them. “And just like van Leeuwenhoek did you staple it all together,” he jests (but actually one student buys it. Really? she asks).

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Open Everything

At the heart of our economies, a diversification and increasing importance of collaborative practices can be observed. By proposing alternative paths of value creation and sharing, these practices open new perspectives in terms of consumption, production and innovation models

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New open-source Machine Learning Framework written in Java | Datumbox

New open-source Machine Learning Framework written in Java | Datumbox | The World of Open | Scoop.it
I am happy to announce that the Datumbox Machine Learning Framework is now open sourced under GPL 3.0 and you can download its code from Github! What is this
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Creative Commons "Open Culture" #CC

Have you ever wondered how to download and share digital content legally? How do you let people know that you want them to reuse your own work? Creative Commons licences can help you do both ...
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Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated - The Guardian

Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated - The Guardian | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Laura Poitras’ documentary disentangles NSA surveillance and plots the story of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and Moscow
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GNOME 3.14 Improves Linux Desktop Visual Detail, Other Features

GNOME 3.14 Improves Linux Desktop Visual Detail, Other Features | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The GNOME 3.14 desktop release is the second major update to the popular Linux user interface in 2014. Take a look at new and enhanced features.
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Free Online Engineering Courses

Free Online Engineering Courses | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Get free Engineering courses online from the world's leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. For more online courses, visit our complete collection of Free Online Courses.
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Projects of the Week, October 7, 2014

Projects of the Week, October 7, 2014 | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:
Alt-F
Alt-F provides a free alternative firmware for the DLINK DNS-320/320L/321/323/325.
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DarkCoin Goes Open Source

DarkCoin Goes Open Source | The World of Open | Scoop.it
DarkCoin has done a good job of proving that by releasing their anonymous payment system as an open-source product, making it available to anyone.
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Open source detection for oil pollution - the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit - ENGINEERING.com

Open source detection for oil pollution - the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit - ENGINEERING.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Public Lab is running a Kickstarter campaign to produce do-it-yourself pollution detection kits.
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COWL, a New Web Privacy Tool, to Arrive for Chrome and Firefox

COWL, a New Web Privacy Tool, to Arrive for Chrome and Firefox | The World of Open | Scoop.it
A group of researchers is making news for building a new web privacy system for the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers that more efficiently handles JavaScript code among other tasks.
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New Online Encyclopedia Devoted to World War I Is Now Accessible

A comprehensive, English-language, open access encyclopedia of the "Great War" was introduced and released on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in Brussels

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Free Download of The History Manifesto: Historians New Call for Big-Picture Thinking

Briefly noted...

Cambridge University Press has just published a new book called The History Manifesto by Jo Guldi (Assistant Professor, Brown University) and David Armitage (Chair of Harvard's History Department).
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Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Fixing the internet for confidentiality and security

“The Internet sees censorship as damage and routes around it”

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Projects of the Week, October 20, 2014

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: gnuplot development A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or...
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Changing the Culture of Government -- Open Government Partnership - YouTube

http://www.opengovpartnership.org/ Animation launched at #OGPatUN, which marked the third anniversary of the Open Government Partnership on September 24, 201...
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How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users

How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users | The World of Open | Scoop.it
After GNOME 3's radical changes turned off legions of Linux users, GNOME 3.14's tweaks are bringing lost sheep back into the fold.
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The State, Culture and Oppression | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

The State, Culture and Oppression | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
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Google Summer of Code 2015 and Google Code-in 2014 are on!

At Google, we are passionate about introducing students to open source software development.
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Top 5 articles of the week: What open source project are you working on?

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com, this week October 6 - 10, 2014. #5. Moodle will...
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Open-Source Projects Need More Than Good Code—They Need Marketing - ReadWrite

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Open-Source Projects Need More Than Good Code—They Need Marketing
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Most open source developers focus on writing great code and don't bother marketing their project. Which is why most open-source projects fail.
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Open Speech Tools Are Available and Gaining in Sophistication

Open Speech Tools Are Available and Gaining in Sophistication | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Today, with our ubiquitous mobile devices, many of us are used to talking to our gadgets to search for answers, get directions and more. This trend will only ramp up as smartwatches designed to respond to voice commands proliferate.
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OpenFL - Creative expression for desktop, mobile, web and console platforms

Cross-Platform

Build games and applications for almost every platform imaginable -- Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Tizen, Flash and even HTML5.

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La France met en Open Data ses aides aux pays prioritaires

La France met en Open Data ses aides aux pays prioritaires | The World of Open | Scoop.it
La secrétaire d'Etat chargée du développement et de la francophonie, Annick Girardin, a annoncé lundi le lancement du site transparence-aide.gouv.fr, qui "a pour
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Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying | WIRED

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying | WIRED | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The best hope of shielding your metadata from the NSA was invented by a middle-school dropout in his spare time.
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