Read how two scientists are using the New York Times archives to predict the future. 2 Researchers analyze 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and other web resources to predict future events. The entire paper Mining the Web to Predict Future Events is publicly available on research.microsoft.com..
Where would you store 70 million books? How about encoding it in just one gram of DNA?
Read the full story at Forbes: What if Big Data is Too Big? A Radical Solution May Be in DNA
An infographic reveals the world’s most influential people, born before 1950, based on data from all language editions of Wikipedia.
Read the full story on Wired UK: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/11/start/wikipedias-top-20-religion-pips-science