Has data on physics soared?

May 2015
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It seems to me that in the past twenty years its "subfields" have multiplied the information available on physics several-fold, due to input from China, specialization in the West, micro/macro research and computer-based studies.

Do you think my observations pan out?
 

Benit13

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Apr 2014
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It seems to me that in the past twenty years its "subfields" have multiplied the information available on physics several-fold, due to input from China, specialization in the West, micro/macro research and computer-based studies.

Do you think my observations pan out?
It's mostly due to computers being able to store much more data at a lower cost. The other factors... not so much.
 

v8archie

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Dec 2013
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Yeah, I read the other day that one team (scanning the Milky Way if I recall) are dealing with 6 terabytes of data every day.

Edit: I can't find the article, but I did find this: https://www.sciencealert.com/we-just-picked-up-15-mysterious-radio-signals-from-a-distant-galaxy
These latest signals were picked up in the early hours of Saturday 26 August, by the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, which was pointed at FRB 121102.

Over a five-hour period, the instrument recorded 400 terabytes of data across the entire 4 to 8 GHz frequency band.
 
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