Seniors and other people suffering from arthritis could do more daily tasks for themselves, and save money, by 3D printing their own small plastic aids, like key holders and pill-splitters.
Cybersecurity efforts could take a lead from open-source software, creating hardware whose designs are open for all to see and examine.
Start-ups are innovative and agile, while big companies have abundant resources. Corporate accelerators bring them together, and a new case study outlines best practices.
Even as digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, obstacles remain for their being able to provide effective solutions to the big challenges of our times.
The creation of climate models with open source code, available for anyone to use, has improved scientific collaboration and helped research get more efficient.
Blockchain technology is flourishing in an open-source environment, which raises the question of whether current intellectual property laws are the best tools to foster innovation.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
Born seemingly spontaneously out of a desire to create and manage shared spaces, Madrid's "citizen laboratories" are using new tools to build a new vision of how cities should be planned and run.
Professor Samir Brahmachari's innovative Open Source Drug Development allows thousands of researchers to work together to discover novel therapies for under-studied diseases.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
The iPhone mobile revolution put powerful computers in our pockets, but took away our rights to control them. Is that worth celebrating?
When lives are at stake, there's no time for secrecy. Just publish the code.
With the right investment, an open source drug discovery system might compete with the traditional pharmaceutical industry to deliver the drugs we need.
This method of crowdsourcing science legwork is ready to expand into other disciplines – and maybe the amateurs themselves can start calling some of the shots.
Just about anyone can get a tiny, cheap satellite into orbit these days. As we consider how to deploy them responsibly, inspiration comes from an amateur community of enthusiasts.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
The world's largest technology companies are making public the programming and hardware designs at the center of their businesses.
Google's decision to release its machine learning software as open source could be a major boost for the development of new Artificial Intelligence technologies.
South Africa does some amazing research but cannot share it globally because of restrictive copyright laws or unreasonable policies and embargo periods set by publishers that limit their audience.