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18 December 2013

Square Kilometre Array to answer big questions with big data

Once fully operational, the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope could produce data at a rate more than 100 times greater than current global internet traffic. Successful handling of this unparalleled data deluge will be key to the project's ability to find answers to some of the most complex puzzles in astronomy.


Sophisticated sensors and supercomputers are generating bigger and more complex scientific datasets than ever before. New computational techniques developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California, US, may help save scientists from drowning in their own data. Read about the new topological technique that helps scientists search large data sets.


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