U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

The Opportunity for Global Discovery in Science

One of the great remaining diffusion challenges is something called global discovery. The problem of global discovery occurs when a scientist needs to look outside of their own research community to solve a problem, and there is no way to tell what other community to search in ... The opportunity exists, therefore, to build a true global search facility. Such a facility would give scientists the ability to quickly find out what is going on in the whole rest of science ...