Roger Bohn

Dec. 18, 2009

Our Daily Diet of Data

How much data does the average American consume in an ordinary day? 34 gigabytes of data and 100,500 words, according to a recent study.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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