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Information Science

How information mining helps impose order on chaos, for a while

Travelling to Traverse City, Michigan, in cold, rainy October, serendipity struck in funny ways. In a bookshop, I picked up a 2010 book by the Serbian physicist Vlatko Vedral, Decoding Reality, which sees the world through the lens of quantum information.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 12:56am

Hitachi uses quartz glass to store digital data

As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer - a few hundred million years at least.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:38am

Keep your memories safe

My computer recently suffered a virus attack and all my files disappeared. I was really angry and sad because four years of photos are gone. I now realise the importance of saving photos on a CD or printing them out.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmakers challenge copying ban

Rules governing poll materials are being interpreted too tightly, say observers

Lawmakers have called on the government to explain why it is barring the public from making copies of election-related material that it makes available for public viewing.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Avoid accidental information leaks

PREVENTING THE widespread privacy breaches, intellectual property leaks and inadvertent financial disclosures that sometimes result from negligence has become a challenge for all businesses and organisations.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Metadata returns to haunt careless companies

Hidden information in all types of file can be exposed and this puts businesses - and even the US military - at risk of revealing far too much

As businesses increasingly rely on e-mail as their primary form of communication, they run the risk of inadvertently exposing sensitive information hidden in their electronic documents.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Smart browser offers super-search engine to boost productivity

The average user of the internet rarely grasps the incredible productivity-enhancing utility available with a few clicks on the keyboard.

For most users, the first clue is when they are helping their children with homework assignments and they search for information about some historical figure.

5 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Officials deny foot-dragging in privatising state firms

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to cut its stake in business, contradicting claims that the process may be frustrated by leading citizens with positions or shares in government-linked companies.

8 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Upgrades urged using float proceeds as key sectors targeted in overhaul

Mainland companies coming to market should be required to use more of their listing proceeds for technical restructuring, while the government should back 20 key national high-technology companies to foster proprietary technologies.

These are some of the recommendations made by the Ministry of Science and Technology to hasten the nation's restructuring efforts.

19 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Freeware PIMs put organising in your budget

I find myself being more swamped with information every day, and I know I need to do something to get the core of that information under control.

When I need a phone number or e-mail address, I stare at a growing mountain of business cards on my desk.

20 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

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