Steampunk Art Show SaturdayLBPOST.comby Sander Roscoe Wolff | | 01.19.12 | 8:30am | It is not hard to imagine Victorian era air ships, mechanical calculating machines, and watch work automata being utilized by scruffy youngsters looking to rebel...
Open source needed to save democracyZDNet AustraliaOpen-source software developers face greater risks today than they ever have, to the point where the constraints inherent in proprietary software now represent a risk to democracy, according to one...
An open source USB stack has been in development in our forum for some time. Up until now it was integrated into the sources code of the specific devices we used like the Bus Pirate, or the IR toy. Now there is a freestanding ...
Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that its open source Distributed Terminology System (Open DTS) terminology server now supports the open source MySQL database system. As a result, the healthcare industry now has access to a completely open source solution for the management and deployment of healthcare data standards
PlanetLab Europe's control centre in Paris is federated with the worldwide PlanetLab control centre in Princeton. PlanetLab Europe is also currently federated with several other PlanetLab-based testbeds, including PlanetLab Japan and Private PlanetLab Korea, as shown in the map below.
The Science of Magic is a series of easy to do magic tricks made available for the purpose of teaching students about how to apply the scientific method in, what I hope will be, a fun and informative way.
Interesting article in the Times about the push for “open science”, bypassing the traditional structure of refereed journals in favor of a sort of fluid, self-policing online community. I can’t and won’t weigh in on this issue with regards to hard science, but I think there are some interesting parallels with what has been happening in economics.
These non-profit community labs are a collaborative, open source approach to developing new ideas in biotech. As Singularity Hub reported, “There's only so much you can do with a PCR machine–there's much more you can ...
The result is the ORD Bot 3D printer platform. The structure and linear bearings are 100% MakerSlide. The motion is smooth, ridged and accurate . The parts are cheap. This uses less than $60 dollars worth of MakerSlide rail, wheels and idler pulleys. The rest are off the shelf items or fabricated by CNC router, laser cutter, 3D printer or other means.
2011 was the year data visualization and custom mapping moved firmly into the mainstream of digital design work, and our client roster at least partially reflects this trend. We also saw two major museums recognize this kind of work, signaling a growing understanding that this work is moving from the realms of research into genre. Open source projects continued to be a major source of interest and value for our projects, client-facing and otherwise. And we took two first quiet steps into product design based on open data, both directly supporting the efforts of the mapping volunteers at Open Street Map, whose efforts are increasingly being seen as a reliable alternative to propietary geographic solutions
Spark is a fast, in-memory cluster computing framework with a language-integrated interface in Scala. It shines at iterative MapReduce (e.g. machine learning) and interactive data mining, where keeping data in memory provides substantial speedups.
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