Technologists believe The New York Times archive may hold the secret for the future. Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research and Kira Radinsky of the Technion-Israel Institute have devised a test system that searches through over 20 years of news articles at The New York Times to see if there is a correlation between past and future events. If this test is a success, the model could be used to look at specific reports to see if larger patterns exist in order to predict disasters. [Source: The Verge]