Tag: science

Here’s How Much of the World’s Forests Could Vanish by 2050

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest

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Beyond Open Data

Beyond Open Data On heartbeats, hippo attacks, and building open story into open APIs. On May 17th, a small team of researchers and Ba’Yei polers set out to explore the Okavango Delta’s catchment from top to bottom. By the time

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Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists

It’s been a month since Nature Nanotechnology published our Computing for Clean Water paper online, detailing how water flow through carbon nanotubes can be dramatically accelerated, potentially improving access to clean water for millions of people. This week, the print

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The Sunset of Antarctica’s Ice Shelves: A Conversation With NASA’s Ala Khazendar

How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years? The full article is available on The BLOG at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-sunset-of-antarcticas_b_7921112.html      

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Internet Of Earth Things

This is a post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, 1,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 rivers, 31 adventurers, 100% open data. Join us in real-time

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Open Data – moving science forward, or a waste of time and money?

Anyone is free to attend, although prior registration is required. More details about the event can be found by clicking here. Image: Summary: TheUniversity of Cambridge (UK) will host a panel discussion later this year, to debate the validity of

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Fermenting a Reproducible Research Revolution

With greater awareness in the difficulties in making scientific research more reproducible, numerous technical fixes are being suggested to move publishing away from static and often un-reproducible papers to more reproducible digital objects that better fit 21st century technology. New

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Open data and the politics of scholarly practice

It’s now a good few years since academic publishers put in place differential pricing arrangements for developing economies in Africa. And although a complex transition is still in place a large number of academic publications are freely available through Creative

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ArcheoFOSS: free/open source software and archaeological research, ten years later

Another batch of videos from CAA– this time on a subject near and dear to my heart: In 2006, when the first “Italian workshop on free/open source software and open formats in the archaeological research process” took place at the

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