Engine change at 80MPH: OSS projects as laboratories for participatory governance transformation

Online communities are high-throughput laboratories for governance change and innovation. Elinor Ostrom's idea of institutional diversity, that sustainable resource governance requires a diversity of governance forms and approaches, is well... continue reading

Training a large language model to do scientific data extraction for a corpus of materials properties

A wealth of experiments and simulation results are contained in the scientific literature. Extracting it in a machine-readable format is daunting as it typically requires domain expertise, rigid schema, or intensive labor. Recently, Dunn et al.... continue reading

A distinction between the organizational and institutional approaches to human collectives

What is the difference between institutions and organizations? Is there even any need for a distinction? A simple definition makes the need for both concepts clear:
Organizations are collectives whose members mobilize diverse resources toward a... continue reading

The Linchpin Framework of Adjudication

In the essay, Is Stare Decisis A Sand Castle? (2012), F.E. Guerra-Pujol details how judges possess the discretionary authority to bind and unbundle similar previous court cases. The legal scholarship is in sync with Guerra-Pujol's observations;... continue reading

a restricted path integration method

I propose a restricted path integration method to efficiently simulate a class of quantum systems and Hamiltonians classically and computationally without boundary condition problems. Then the algorithm for the path integral of any bounded error... continue reading

Modeling microbial communities with evolutionary game theory

Within the past decade we have observed a substantial research effort towards a deeper characterization of the human microbiome and its role during both physiological and pathological conditions as well as understanding their impact on the host’s... continue reading

Case Report from Liyang China: Innovative Virtual Learning without Video Connectivity, Inspired by Blind Schools

Virtual learning includes realtime video lessons, which demands video connectivity that is not always available in many places on Earth. Existing free audio conference apps can use improvements on security, while adding a new secure video learning... continue reading

A mobile app to promote self-limiting Carbon emissions and improve the rationality of choices among the students.

Global warming has increased due to accumulation of Carbon Dioxide, creating serious impacts on the existence of humans and their activities. The learning- teaching efficiency is also impacted by higher temperatures. The educational institutes... continue reading

Application of the Central Limit Theorem to dice notation parsing

The Central Limit Theorem (Moivre, 1738) describes how a normal distribution can be used to approximate the sum of identical distributions.

This approximation can be used in optimizations for dice... continue reading

The Strategic Depth Theory of Diversity & Inclusion

It would be easy to assume that the increase in workplace Diversity and Inclusion programs was caused by corporate executives becoming more politically progressive. Is this even true? Per Fos, Kempf, and Tsoutsoura (2022), approximately; 69 % of... continue reading


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