News tagged with data storage

Less wear, longer life for memory storage device

Probe storage devices read and write data by making nanoscale marks on a surface through physical contact. The technology may one day extend the data density limits of conventional magnetic and optical storage, but current ...

Sep 12, 2012
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Organic crystals put laser focus on magnetism

(Phys.org) -- In the first successful experiment of its type at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists used terahertz frequencies of light to change the magnetic state of a sample and then measured ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Million-year storage solution is set in stone

(Phys.org) -- A sapphire hard disk can last one million years and resolve a problem worrying archaeologists. Thursday, Patrick Charton of the French nuclear waste management agency ANDRA, presented a way out ...

Jul 13, 2012 weblog
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Virtual servers begin to intrigue smaller businesses

With the growing buzz around cloud computing - and its benefits of ramping up efficiency while cutting information technology costs - some smaller companies are beginning to weigh its pros and cons, while acknowledging it ...

Jul 05, 2012
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'Leap second' wreaks Internet havoc

An adjustment of a mere second in the official global clock sent dozens of websites crashing in an incident reminiscent of the Y2K bug over a decade ago.

Jul 02, 2012
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