Googles Page Rank-Algorithm fights Toxic Waste

Wissenschaftler nutzen Google PageRank-Algorithmus, um die Orientierung von Wassermolekülen in Giftmüll zu bestimmen. Man könnte jetzt hier sicher einen okayen Witz über Stinkefinger-Zensur bei Google und toxische Substanzen machen, mir fällt aber leider keiner ein.

Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Arizona have shown that Google’s famous PageRank algorithm applies to more than just webpages. It also works with water molecules.

According to a paper published in the Journal of Computational Chemistry, the same math used to determine the relevance of webpages on Google’s search engine can also be used to determine crucial information about a water molecule’s position in a solution containing other ionized molecules — particularly toxic chemicals. For chemists, the finding is more than just a curiosity. It’s a crucial step in determining the best ways to remove nuclear waste and other toxic chemicals from the world’s water supply.

Researchers Fight Toxic Waste With Google PageRank