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These articles were published in our popular science magazine: Inside Diamond
Around 3000 scientists visit Diamond each year to study, scan, and scrutinise samples. They could be investigating anything, from a type of virus or bacteria, to smart materials like graphene, or samples from dinosaur skeletons. All of this scientific research produces some pretty big data, up to 20 terabytes a day to be precise – that’s equivalent to all the storage on about 40 standard laptops – and Diamond’s data is only getting bigger.
Compound eye of an orchid bee, imaged to understand navigation in complex environment. G Taylor, E Baird, AJ Bodey, et al.
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