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11 May 2011

Distributed computing is only useful for the sciences, when there are large amounts of data or large amounts of computational power is required - right?

Think again. The humanities are overwhelmed with data as well, according to Sheila Anderson from King's College London, and also need to use grids to advance their field.

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Simulations created using TeraGrid outline potential risks and benefits of geoengineering.

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What do the Portuguese elections, computer science papers and Facebook have in common?

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