An interesting article in Science:
Many science research projects rely on specialized electronic devices
and software to gather data that often come with a high price tag.
Advances in open-source hardware and software are occurring at an
astounding rate, but scientists are often slow to take advantage of
these for purposes beyond their original scope. Here, we advocate that
open-source technology can be easily applied in science research to
collect large data sets, at the same time reducing costs and increasing
the repeatability of experiments.
Dr. David W. Inouye
Department of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
PO Box 519
Crested Butte, CO 81224