Will the internet become a new archaeological record?

The internet preserves unimaginable amounts of data, including huge amounts of minutiae describing people's everyday lives. So here's the question: is this information worth saving for future generations to study, or is this the sort of data that's best forgotten? » 5/02/11 2:25pm 5/02/11 2:25pm

Living Earth Simulator aims to predict everything that's happening on…

The Living Earth Simulator is quite possibly the most ambitious computer project ever undertaken. This all-encompassing simulation will collect all the data in the entire world, to predict everything from the next major disease outbreak to the next financial crisis. » 12/30/10 1:43pm 12/30/10 1:43pm