The Canadian Bioinformatics Resource stands to benefit greatly from an optical disk drive that Canada’s non-profit advanced Internet development organization, Canarie, is planning to build.

Canarie said that the Wavelength Disk Drive will be constructed around wavelengths of light on Canarie’s national optical research network, CA net 3. The wavelength disk drive will be more than 8000 km in circumference, making it the largest in the world, according to the organization.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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