Deep Peep Makes Google Look Like a Children's Book
When Google cataloged its one-trillionth web page last year, it seemed like an event of epistemological proportions. Trillions aren't just bandied about—unless we are talking about the federal deficit or China's foreign currency reserves.
Though such a figure is mind-boggling and signifies an unthinkable amount of content accessible to anyone with an internet connection, it is really only a fraction of the information that could be mined. There are still databases of information waiting to be added to the public domain from corporations, governments and universities.
Enter Deep Peep, a National Science Foundation supported project based at the University of Utah that aims to probe the web deeper than any search engine has gone before. Similar to the Semantic Web, Deep Peep aims to develop complex computational models to mine currently inaccessible information.
Johnathan Zittrain, author of The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It, is one of the bigger proponents of new navigation tools for the web. Listen to his interview with Stanford University Radio here and his also his comments when he sat down with Big Think.
Chances are if you frequent Big Think you spend a significant amount of time on the web. Let us know how you have been faring with your Google searches. Is there enough content out there in Web 2.0 or is it time for a new iteration?
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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