Open science and open government: where fairness does not always apply to its governance

Although the principles of transparency, integrity, accountability, stakeholders' participation, as well as participation and collaboration, are shared by both the open government and open science paradigms, referring to these practices often... continue reading

A package to read SPARC data to extract Galactic Rotation Curves

Galaxy rotation curves are a class of plots which have velocity of the galactic objects on the y-axis and the x-axis represents their radial distances from the galactic center. The experimental data indicates flatness of the curve which is... continue reading

Self-propagating mRNAs, a novel gene therapy method and delivery vector

Self-propagating mRNAs could be engineered to replicate itself and exit cells via microvesicles. They could be used in gene therapy to express target genes without disrupting the genomic DNA. These mRNAs have multiple open reading frames (ORFs).... continue reading

Protocol Society

The concept of “protocol society” is an invitation to see social structures through the lens of the protocol—a set of voluntary rules governing communication and conduct. Examples include monastic rules, cross-border financial systems, diplomatic... continue reading

A Participatory Platform for Addressing Knowledge Gaps on Wikimedia projects in an Open-Science Fashion

I propose to create a virtual research environment with the mission to address knowledge gaps in Wikimedia projects in a transparent and participatory fashion. Research undertaken through this environment would be organized in an open-by-default... continue reading

Proposed Definition of Polymathy and Polymathic Orientation

Polymathy is a multidimensional approach to learning and personal development that involves the pursuit, development, and application of knowledge characterized by three dimensions: breadth, depth, and integration. (1) Breadth refers to the... continue reading

Interacting With A Computer While You Are In A Chest-Deep Salt Water Tank -- Is It Feasible?

I propose research into a new alternative to sitting in a chair that could enhance one’s comfort and concentration during long hours of computer work.

For peak concentration on your computer screen, it’s best to be upright and stationary. ... continue reading

Long-term social presence and citizen engagement in multi-level and network governance of climate actions

Climate change is a worldwide problem felt locally in municipalities. Mitigation and adaptation climate actions are carried out by many entities [1]. Multi-level governance articulates local,... continue reading

Morphophonological Approach to Lushootseed Reduplication Research

Lushootseed reduplication is fascinating.
According to Bates, Hess and Hilbert (1994: xvii; Hess and Hilbert 1977; Bates 1986), there are seven different types of reduplication in Lushootseed. This assessment is associated with morphological and... continue reading

Docker containers with embedded R packages and domain-specific tools

R packages are collections of functions, documentations, tests, sample data, and dependency declarations, which come together to promote modularity, reproducibility, and adherence to good coding practices. Containerization using technologies such... continue reading


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