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Reject Closed Source Mathematical and Scientific Programs

http://kdubois.net

There’s been something that’s been bothering me for quite some time, so I think I’ll climb up on my soapbox for a bit here.

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Created by extra 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 15 weeks ago
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The Human Genome Goes Wiki

http://www.linuxinsider.com

A group of scientists aims to post thousands of entries on Wikipedia that describe the workings of individual human genes. The team realizes the potential for mischief -- anyone can change a Wikipedia article, regardless of their expertise or intent -- but were convinced by the popularity of the online encyclopedia and its volunteer overseers' general quickness.

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Created by Chris7mas 6 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 24 weeks ago
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Open Source replicant can copy itself for free

http://www.daniweb.com

A 3D printer has been prototyped which can create real copies of its own component parts, a self-replicating machine. The people behind it have kept costs down to less than a thousand bucks and are developing it under a GNU public license. They say you will be able to get the machine to copy itself and then give away the copies for free.

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Created by bigpinkpig 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
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Towards a dialogue between scientists, civic groups and social movements in Brazil

http://fsm-science.org

"...Science, technology and social and economic interests are profoundly intertwined today, interacting and mutually influencing one another. Many movements that are struggling for changes now recognize that, unless these issues are taken up by many and various groups of citizens, it will not be possible to deal with the challenges of our times.

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Created by can.axis 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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Explore the Universe from your Desktop with Celestia

http://www.techthrob.com

While it may not let you go where no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application that lets you go anywhere in the known Universe.You can view any object in the Solar System, travel to distant stars, and even leave the Galaxy, traveling faster than the speed of light, viewing high-res images of objects millions of miles away.

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Created by nemilar 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
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The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) was officially launched yesterday!

http://www.freeknowledge.eu

"The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
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Free software makes the invisible man

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Remember the ever-popular "boy gets invisible and heads into girls locker room" storyline in movies? Free software may be about to make this dream a reality!

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Created by bridget 7 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 30 weeks ago
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