Chaos out of Order?

Tuesday, April 21 2009

Scientific journal citations are similar to patent citations, in that they reflect PAST, rather than current, activity and scientific inquiry.

Los Alamos researchers set about to capture nearly-real-time online research by tracking and plotting the virtual trails followed by scientists as they read a sequence of articles. 

The data is immense (nearly a billion online requests), important to funders and policy makers, and highly granular in revealing previously-unsuspected relationships.

What's REALLY cool? The colorful map, suitable for framing if you've got a good printer.

Category: Cool!
Topic: Software/IT