In open-source endowed research positions, professors release all of their intellectual property. Surveys of academics in the U.S. and Canada find most like the idea.
AI art tools like DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are starting a revolution in the way art is made.
Many doctors currently diagnose skin conditions by eye. Advances in molecular testing could lead to more precise and accurate diagnoses for ambiguous rashes and skin lesions.
With an antenna, a laptop and some software, you can take a picture of Earth from space.
An ‘open’ approach to hardware could make production bottlenecks a thing of the past.
‘Science 4.0’ is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
How two massive opposing forces - the shift towards a sustainable world and the force that thrives on inequality - are unfolding at a global level.
Intelligence work is no longer the sole preserve of intelligence agencies. Powerful platforms now allow everyday people to gather intelligence collaboratively – even from opposite sides of the world.
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.