News tagged with hard disk

What Comes After Hard Drives?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to store and retrieve data is an important component of today's computers, as well as other modern electronic devices such as cell phones, video game consoles, and camcorders. ...

Oct 23, 2009 4.1 / 5 (38) 35 feature

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 4.3 / 5 (23) 56 | with audio podcast weblog

Physicists create new 3D microchip

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital information ...

Jan 30, 2013 4.7 / 5 (19) 5 | with audio podcast

Storing quantum information permanently

Quantum memory is one of the basic building blocks needed for realizing a quantum computer one day. Atac Imamoglu, a professor of quantum electronics, and Renato Renner, a professor of theoretical physics, ...

Jul 27, 2011 4.6 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Beating the back-up blues

That sinking feeling when your hard disk starts screeching and you haven't backed up your holiday photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory.

Apr 03, 2009 4.1 / 5 (12) 10

Cloud computing: a new horizon

The outlook is bleak for laptops, hard drives and desktops - clouds are on the horizon and could change the way we use computers forever. For some, the ‘cloud’ is just the latest technological craze, but ...

Apr 16, 2009 4.4 / 5 (7) 0