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NIST opens up atoms with open source

Scientists from the Synchrotron Methods Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology develop state-of-the-art synchrotron X-ray measurement technology, including instrumentation, methods, and analytical tools, for X-ray measurement facilities at The National Synchrotron Light Source. read more

Opening up informatics for cancer research

In order to keep pace with the fast-changing, unique needs of cancer researchers, the National Cancer Informatics Program fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, relying on open-source tools to support a broad range of biomedical research activities. read more

Canadian web experience toolkit

The Web Experience Toolkit (Boîte à outils de l’expérience Web) is an open source code library for building innovative websites that are accessible, usable, interoperable, mobile-friendly and multilingual. This collaborative open source project is led by the Government of Canada. read more

Forking your City

Chicago has begun releasing select datasets on GitHub in a GeoJSON format and inviting pull requests. So far, Chicago has released the files for bike routes, bike racks, pedway routes, street locations, and building footprints. read more

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