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Open Hardware: An Opportunity to Build Better Science Cover

Open Hardware: An Opportunity to Build Better Science

Open hardware for science is an alternative approach to the creation and use of scientific instrumentation and tools, and is an opportunity to think differently about science. A national science strategy that prioritizes open hardware can build a foundation to accelerate scientific progress, address global challenges, and further complementary policy priorities. This report addresses the need to build a stronger foundation for science by prioritizing open hardware, describes the unique benefits of open hardware alongside complementary policy priorities, and briefly lays out implementation challenges to overcome.

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Esports: Health and Safety at the Collegiate Level

Research Directions | Esports: Health and Safety at the Collegiate Level

Esports, the competitive play of video games, is an industry that is in many ways outpacing itself... especially when it comes to supporting the physical and mental health of college students. What can we do? Dr. Elizabeth M H Newbury, Director of the Serious Games Initiative, outlines research directions.

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