Scientific Data Is Disappearing All the Time

When a study gets published and its results enter our collective body of scientific knowledge it feels like it's there to stay. But without the raw data behind the study, it's hard to revisit the research and use it to take new ideas to the next level. Which is why it's such a problem that old data is disappearing. » 12/22/13 3:36pm 12/22/13 3:36pm

Delkin Archival Gold Blu-Ray Discs Keep Your Data Good for Two Centuries

Manufacturers are powering up on their Blu-ray disc development, now the format war's over: just two weeks ago we had the 6x speed ones, and now Delkin has these archive-quality discs. According to Delkin they're the first BDs "guaranteed to preserve data safely for over 200 years" and they use some sort of patented… » 6/29/08 8:00pm 6/29/08 8:00pm

Darwin Manuscripts Evolve From Paper Notes to Online Archive

The manuscripts that later became On The Origin of Species are going online for the first time. The good guys at the Cambridge University library, who were the only people with access beforehand, have put Charles Darwin's notes on his book and another 20,000 archive items online, turning it into one vast… » 4/17/08 9:50am 4/17/08 9:50am