Seagate Ships Industry's First 2TB 6Gb/s SAS Enterprise Drive
Seagate is now shipping its 3.5-inch Constellation ES drive, the industry's first 2TB enterprise-class drives featuring 6Gb SAS, to customers worldwide.
CeBIT 2010: Intelligent energy management for the home
(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to save energy, consumers need to be able to obtain up-to-date information at any time about the energy consumption of their appliances, and be able to control them while away from ...
Addressing the Future of Hard Drive Storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering professor Bryan Huey is developing a new hard drive-like device designed to improve the reliability of data storage and reduce cost and energy consumption.
High-Reliability Read-Method for Spin-Torque-Transfer MRAM, Next-Generation Non-Volatile Memory
Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto today announced that they have jointly developed the world's first high-reliability read-method for use with spin-torque-transfer (STT) MRAM that is insusceptible ...
Intel aims for the cloud as businesses ramp IT spending
Intel Corp. affirmed this week what many analysts have been talking about for some time: That a corporate spending wave is about to hit -- and a big part of it will come from the cloud.
Cockroaches offer inspiration for running robots
The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers at Oregon State University with what they call "bioinspiration" ...
Battery Research Aims To Store Renewable Energy
The biggest chemical battery in the United States is located near Interstate 90 in the small town of Luverne, Minn. The 80 ton device -- the size of two tractor-trailers stacked on top of each other -- stores ...
Intel Reports Breakthrough in Stacked, Cross Point Phase Change Memory Technology
Intel Corp. and Numonyx today announced a key breakthrough in the research of phase change memory (PCM), a new non-volatile memory technology that combines many of the benefits of today's various memory types.
Panasonic Develops High Energy Lithium-ion Battery Module with High Reliability
Panasonic Corp. has developed a 1.5 kWh battery module from 18650-type (18 mm in diameter x 65 mm in length) lithium-ion battery cells, which are widely used in laptop computers, to provide energy storage ...
Power grid chief touts electric-car payback
U.S. power grid chief Jon Wellinghoff is touting the long-term cost savings of electric cars, saying the vehicles could earn $1,500 a year in paybacks for their owners when their batteries are connected to the power grid.
Springs built from nanotubes could provide big power storage potential
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by MIT scientists suggests that carbon nanotubes -- tube-shaped molecules of pure carbon -- could be formed into tiny springs capable of storing as much energy, pound for pound, ...
Computer game taps creativity of scientists to solve energy problems
The American Chemical Society's (ACS) 238th National Meeting will be the site of a rare "thought experiment" intended to focus the creative genius of hundreds of scientists on solutions to one of the 21st Century's most ...
Artificial Leaves Generate Power by Pumping Water
Resilin springs simplify the control of crustacean limb movements
Animals can simplify the brain control of their limb movements by moving a joint with just one muscle that operates against a spring made of the almost perfect elastic substance called resilin. This principle is analysed ...