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Google To Offer Free Database Storage for Scientists 107

An anonymous reader writes "Google has revealed a new project aimed at the scientific community. Called Palimpsest, the site will play host to 'terabytes of open-source scientific datasets'. It was originally previewed for scientists last August . 'Building on the company's acquisition of the data visualization technology, Trendalyzer, from the oft-lauded, TED presenting Gapminder team, Google will also be offering algorithms for the examination and probing of the information. The new site will have YouTube-style annotating and commenting features.'"

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