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November 13th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Has data on physics soared?

It seems to me that in the past twenty years its "subfields" have multiplied the information available on physics several-fold, due to input from China, specialization in the West, micro/macro research and computer-based studies.

Do you think my observations pan out?
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November 13th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #2
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Although not specific to physics exactly, these articles may be useful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data
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November 14th, 2017, 03:45 AM   #3
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It seems to me that in the past twenty years its "subfields" have multiplied the information available on physics several-fold, due to input from China, specialization in the West, micro/macro research and computer-based studies.

Do you think my observations pan out?
It's mostly due to computers being able to store much more data at a lower cost. The other factors... not so much.
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Yeah, I read the other day that one team (scanning the Milky Way if I recall) are dealing with 6 terabytes of data every day.

Edit: I can't find the article, but I did find this: https://www.sciencealert.com/we-just...distant-galaxy
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These latest signals were picked up in the early hours of Saturday 26 August, by the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, which was pointed at FRB 121102.

Over a five-hour period, the instrument recorded 400 terabytes of data across the entire 4 to 8 GHz frequency band.
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