What is Archimedicus?
We are a social network comprised of engineers, scientists, and ordinary people who wish to collaborate more efficiently, and accelerate innovation. The website helps people find expertise, laboratories, equipment, and other resources that can help solve a pressing problem, or create a new invention.
What you can currently do in Archimedicus
- create a profile containing: name, avatar (thumbnail), location and short biosketch
- automatically pull-in data from Digital Measures
- make connections (ala Linked-in)
- send messages
What you can do that you cannot already do with Facebook, Linked-In, etc.
- offer to share equipment, lab, or other resource (software, etc.)
- ask to borrow or use equipment, lab, resources
- locate a collaborator for a project (grant proposal, etc.)
- avoid clutter from ads and unwanted solicitations
- …and more, depending on suggestions and requests from this community
What Archimedicus will be able to do in the future.
- locate a piece of equipment or facility on Google Maps.
- add tags to your research projects, interests, and resources
- future-future: work on collaborative projects asynchronously using invention software
Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer - regarded as one of the leading engineers in classical antiquity, and one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He used the method of exhaustion to calculate a remarkably accurate approximation of pi (3.414…) and an ingenious system for expressing very large numbers.