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National Capital Astronomers, Washington, D.C. Metro Area

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Serving science and society since 1937. The National Capital Astronomers (NCA) is a non-profit, membership supported, volunteer run, public service corporation dedicated to advancing space technology, astronomy, and related sciences through information, participation, and inspiration, via research, lectures and presentations, publications, expeditions, tours, public interpretation, and education. NCA is the astronomy affiliate of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

Open Source for Good – freeCodeCamp

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We’ve spent two years coding for a cause, one nonprofit at a time. And now Free Code Camp’s pushing ahead to help organizations at scale.

Today I’m thrilled to announce Open Source for Good.

The premise is simple: all nonprofits should benefit from our pro bono code, and all campers should contribute to open source projects. Open Source for Good achieves these two goals at once.

Wow in the World : NPR

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Wow in the World

Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thoma

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy | The Nation

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For 50 years, Noam Chomsky, has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting. He speaks not to the city square of Athens but a vast global village in pain and now, it seems, in danger.

This interview comes from Open Source with Christopher Lydon, a weekly program about arts, ideas and politics. Listen to rest of the conversation with Chomsky here.

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The Threat | Edge.org

Ross Anderson

People who are able to live digitally enhanced lives, in the sense that they can use all the available tools to the fullest extent, are very much more productive and capable and powerful than those who are still stuck in meatspace. It’s as if you had a forest where all the animals could see only in black and white and, suddenly, along comes a mutation in one of the predators allowing it to see in color.

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing - !!Con 2017

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is two days of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing. Check out our speaker lineup!

!!Con will be held at the AppNexus headquarters at 28 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, NYC, on the weekend of May 6-7, 2017. Doors open at 9:15am both days. Learn more about our venue!

WikiHouse

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WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes.

It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.

Our aim is for these technologies to become new industry standards; the bricks and mortar of the digital age.

OSM Analytics Tool

OSM Analytics of Washington DC This tool lets you analyse interactively how specific OpenStreetMap features are mapped in a specific region. Say, you'd like to know when most of the buildings in a country like Nepal were added. This tool lets you select the geographical region of interest and shows a graph of the mapping activity in the region. You can even select a specific time interval to get the number of touched features in that period, and the map will highlight the matching buildings as well!

DemocracyOS - Change the Tool

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Create your DemocracyOS in a click. Build proposals and be the change you want to see.

Debate in a platform that rewards the best arguments and filters that noise that usually ends up calling the trolls.

With a clear deadline, get everyone on board to reach a voted decision and avoid endless debates.

Join a community that's hacking the future of democracy today. We are 100% open source with an GPLv3 license.