ENTRIES TAGGED "science commons"

Four short links: 4 June 2010

Four short links: 4 June 2010

Arduino Home, DIY Lightning with Water and Gravity, Graph Visualization, and Neglected Diseases

  1. HomeSensean open user-centered research project investigating the use of smart and networked technologies in the home, with uber-Arduino-rockstar Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino. (via titine on Twitter)
  2. Kelvin’s Thunderstorm (Instructables) — “create lightning from water and gravity”. Simple and impressive science. (via Paul Fenwick)
  3. Graph Visualization Code in Javascript (Stack Overflow) — good pointers to interesting libraries.
  4. ChEMBL – Neglected Tropical Disease archivea repository for Open Access primary screening and medicinal chemistry data directed at neglected diseases. CC0-licensed datasets identifying several tens of thousands of compounds active against the malarial parasite P. falciparum in an effort to lower the cost of drug creation for this neglected disease. (via Common Knowledge blog)
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Four short links: 15 October 2009 Four short links: 15 October 2009

Four short links: 15 October 2009

Open Access, Right to Broadband, Machine Learning Textbook, Javascript Performance Art

  1. Open Access Week — world-wide, dedicated to raising awareness of open access to research. (via Creative Commons Aotearoa).
  2. 1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal RightStarting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection.
  3. The Elements of Statistical Learning 2ed — classic book (I have the 1st edition) that is now available as a free PDF download. (via Hacker News)
  4. vi in Javascript — yup, someone’s written a vi clone in Javascript. (via monkchips on Twitter)
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Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation: Building a Science Commons

The first session I attended today was John Wilbanks' "Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation: Building a Science Commons" presentation. John talked about the process of establishing the Science Commons and how creating a science oriented commons presented unique challenges. John first pointed out that Metcalfe's Law works for both networked computers and documents. But, he went on to extend…

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