How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

Reproducibility is one of the cornerstones of science. Made popular by British scientist Robert Boyle in the 1660s, the idea is that a discovery should be reproducible before being accepted as scientific knowledge.

Massive data storage resource to support Big Red II supercomputer

(Phys.org)—Indiana University today announced the successor to its internationally recognized Data Capacitor research data storage platform. The new system, called Data Capacitor II (DCII), is a five petabyte storage resource ...

Research overcomes key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems, addressing two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of ...

Group says kept in the dark about Facebook case

An Austrian group fighting for clearer privacy policies on Facebook complained Monday that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) was keeping it in the dark about proceedings.

Data transfer reaches new heights at supercomputing conference

Transferring data files may seem a routine task to some, but to researchers, it's a task that becomes arduous when large amounts of computational data are involved—especially when considering large distances and wide area ...

Me and my files

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are fed up with juggling too many incompatible devices, European researchers may have the answer. In their 'me-centric' world, you literally wear all your data and transfer what you need to whichever ...

Qatar's largest bank investigating alleged data breach

Qatar's largest bank is investigating a security breach that appears to have exposed sensitive personal data for what could be hundreds of customers, including employees of international broadcaster Al-Jazeera and potentially ...

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