Tag: open source technology

Elisabeth van Overbeeke

Mapping Precedents and Techniques: A Review

November 13, 2017

Digital tools have changed how mapping is performed in two ways: the tools can be used by anyone anywhere,...

Rob Goodier

The case for open-source design in low-cost medical patient transport

December 21, 2016

People who need medical care in rural developing countries can be stranded by long distances to clinics, a lack...

Jason Kass

Patently Wrong International Development

August 15, 2016

Scaling patented, secretive technologies in healthcare is a risky business. We witnessed an example of the problem recently in...

Joshua Pearce

Buckle up for fast-tracked science thanks to open-source hardware

June 8, 2015

Open-source scientific hardware is already here and growing rapidly. Researchers in every field have access to extremely low-cost high-grade...

Rob Goodier

Can open source hardware change how we farm?

May 12, 2011

Marcin Jakubowski has a vision of a DIY utopia in which everyone is a highly trained and self-sufficient maker....

Rob Goodier

Open-Source Cell Network Could Cut Costs

June 21, 2010

In the developing world, cell phones come before land lines. Why? Because installing cell towers is cheaper than running...


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