Invention or Discovery? 1/3

Introduction Inventions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are as simple as purple hairspray. Others push the boundaries of quantum physics. The real measure of an invention is not just how well it works or how impressively it is made, but how it changes our lives. Inventions help fulfil people's six basic needs: food, sleep, security, shelter,…
Read More...

An Introduction to LaTeX

"LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing. LaTeX is not a word processor!…

Working with Long Documents

When documents grow longer and longer, it can be become increasingly difficult to see the overall structure of your thesis. There are three essential techniques, which you can use in different combinations, to keep the big picture in mind:…

Remembering Aaron Swartz

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up…

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons attempts to counter what Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. Lessig describes this as "a culture in which creators get to create only…