Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science


In Reinventing Discovery, Michael Nielsen argues that we live on the sunrise of the main dramatic swap in technological know-how in additional than three hundred years. this alteration is being pushed through robust new cognitive instruments, enabled via the net, that are enormously accelerating clinical discovery. there are numerous books approximately how the web is altering enterprise or the office or executive. yet this is often the 1st e-book approximately whatever even more basic: how the net is remodeling the character of our collective intelligence and the way we comprehend the world.

Reinventing Discovery tells the interesting tale of an extraordinary new period of networked technological know-how. We study, for instance, how mathematicians within the Polymath venture are spontaneously coming jointly to collaborate on-line, tackling and speedily demolishing formerly unsolved difficulties. We find out how 250,000 beginner astronomers are operating jointly in a venture known as Galaxy Zoo to appreciate the large-scale constitution of the Universe, and the way they're making staggering discoveries, together with a wholly new type of galaxy. those efforts are only a small a part of the bigger tale advised during this book--the tale of ways scientists are utilizing the net to dramatically extend our problem-solving skill and raise our mixed brainpower.

it is a e-book for somebody who desires to know the way the web global is revolutionizing clinical discovery today--and why the revolution is simply beginning.

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