OSTIblog Articles in the Albert Einstein Topic
by Kate Bannan 01 Nov, 2011 in Science Communications
In an October 29, 2011 Wall Street Journal article, “The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share,” Dr. Michael Nielsenstated that networked science has the potential to speed up dramatically the rate of discovery across all of science, and that we may well see the day-to-day process of scientific research change more fundamentally over the next few decades than over the past three centuries. He also noted that there are major obstacles to achieving this goal, including the lack of a systematic effort by scientists to adopt new tools of discovery or to share data – because they are busy, they may believe it’s a diversion from their “real” work or because they may not be familiar with the means to do so easily.
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