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Big Data being used by scientists looking for materials

Graham Immerman
August 10, 2017

Big data isn’t only utilized by companies like Netflix and Amazon. Scientists also collect vast amounts of information, and they are using big data techniques to sort through it and find various deposits. “The method has already helped to discover 10 carbon-bearing minerals and could be widely applied to exploration.” Since minerals appear in clusters, this technique uses information from places the mineral was found previously to find new deposits. It is similar to when Amazon recommends products based on what a customer has bought or viewed in the past. Next, big data will be used to better understand the Moon and Mars.

Scientists turn to big data in hunt for minerals, oil and gasSource: http://www.reuters.com

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists searching for everything from oil and gas to copper and gold are adopting techniques used by companies such as Netflix or Amazon to sift through vast amounts of data, a study showed on Tuesday. Read More

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