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  • News & Views |

    Compressing scientific data is essential to save on storage space, but doing so effectively while ensuring that the conclusions from the data are not affected remains a challenging task. A recent paper proposes a new method to identify numerical noise from floating-point atmospheric data, which can lead to a more effective compression.

    • Dorit M. Hammerling
    •  & Allison H. Baker
  • Research Highlights |

    An article in Scientific Data reports a universal application programming interface that can be implemented across a range of materials databases, giving researchers standardized access to materials science data.

    • Christine Horejs
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Since the launch of arXiv 30 years ago, modes of information spread in society have changed dramatically — and not always for the better. Paul Ginsparg, who founded arXiv, discusses how academic experience with online preprints can still inform information sharing more generally.

    • Paul Ginsparg
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Detailed, accurate data related to a disease outbreak enable informed public health decision making. Given the variety of data types available across different regions, global data curation and standardization efforts are essential to guarantee rapid data integration and dissemination in times of a pandemic.

    • Moritz U. G. Kraemer
    • , Samuel V. Scarpino
    •  & John S. Brownstein
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Batteries, as complex materials systems, pose unique challenges for the application of machine learning. Although a shift to data-driven, machine learning-based battery research has started, new initiatives in academia and industry are needed to fully exploit its potential.

    • Muratahan Aykol
    • , Patrick Herring
    •  & Abraham Anapolsky