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2009-01-08 11:10:00

A powerful computing tool that allows scientists to extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex sets of raw data has been developed by scientists at University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The tool "“ a set of problem-solving calculations known as an algorithm "“ is compact enough to run on computers with as little as two gigabytes of memory.The team that developed this algorithm has already used it to probe a slew of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'