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Search PLOS articles using DuckDuckGo

Last year, I decided to experiment with DuckDuckHack, the developer platform for the search engine DuckDuckGo. The idea was to use the instant answers to find scientific articles as a quick Google Scholar shortcut. It’s feasible, in principle, but I decided to try something simpler. A plugin that uses the PLOS API to search their […]

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PLOS DuckDuckHack

Just prototyped a @duckduckhack spice plugin with @PLOS Search API! It shows top5 articles for a query. Suggestions? Edit: check out the final version.

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Living Bibliography

Living Bibliography was born when, a few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, I bumped into the Hack4Knowledge, a meeting to build apps, tools, and remixes with existing databases to innovate and enrich the creation and dissemination of knowledge. I was already playing with the Mendeley API and took the opportunity to put an idea […]

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A bicycle for the mind

[The bike is] one of the great force amplifiers of all time because it doesn’t detract from us–it takes everything we’ve got and amplifies it. Most computers today are sold like cars, whereas many things as possible are done for you. You don’t have to understand how it works and, in fact, you don’t have […]

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Linux in schools

Consider the following breakdown for market share by operating system as of June 2010. “A” … 91%”B” … 4.4%”C” … 1% One could easily assume that “A” is Microsoft Windows, “B” is Mac and “C” is Linux. This list, however, does not include family computers purchased at your neighborhood electronics store. Rather it looks at […]