News tagged with data storage

An electrical switch for magnetism (w/ Video)

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of controlling the motion of magnetic domains—the key technology in magnetic memory systems, such as a computer's hard disk. The new approach requires little power to write and ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Nanophysics
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A quantum simulator for magnetic materials

Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces. But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear, despite decades of intense research. An important ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Amazon's growing threat to HP, Dell and Oracle

At any given moment, Netflix Inc. is serving up thousands, if not millions, of online videos from a big data center that the company's 33 million subscribers couldn't care less about, as long as those shows run immediately ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Business
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Facebook buys mobile app builder Parse

Facebook said it was buying a startup specializing in powering mobile applications as part of its drive to make the social network friendlier to smartphones and tablet computers.

dateApr 26, 2013 in Internet
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