Locked Information

The recent earthquake in China came as no surprise to some scientists. Last July they published the results of a study showing that the region was ripe for a major quake. There is little reason to believe Chinese officials were aware of the report, or that it would have made much difference if they had been. “We had certainly identified the potential of these active faults,” said one of the co-authors. “But that information was effectively locked in an academic journal.” http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/05/080516-earthquake-predicted.html