Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational ...

Massive data storage resource to support Big Red II supercomputer

(Phys.org)—Indiana University today announced the successor to its internationally recognized Data Capacitor research data storage platform. The new system, called Data Capacitor II (DCII), is a five petabyte storage resource ...

Group says kept in the dark about Facebook case

An Austrian group fighting for clearer privacy policies on Facebook complained Monday that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) was keeping it in the dark about proceedings.

ZZFS team says file syncs can be more personal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Turn over tweaks, updates, and edits on your entire body of recent work, personal accounts, financial records, and legal communiqués to cloud services? Giants like Google might sport a smiley face if ...

Hacked Dutch Internet company declared bankrupt

A Dutch judge granted a bankruptcy filing Tuesday for Internet security company DigiNotar, whose servers were apparently breached by an Iranian hacker in July, its parent company said.

Hide files within files for better data security

Steganography is a form of security through obscurity in which information is hidden within an unusual medium. An artist might paint a coded message into a portrait, for instance, or an author embed words in the text. A traditional ...

Your smartphone knows everything about you, and it tells tales

In the sexy but increasingly scary world of smartphone forensics, insiders have a name for all the personal information purposely or unknowingly stored inside that iPhone or Android or Blackberry in your pocket. They call ...

Me and my files

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are fed up with juggling too many incompatible devices, European researchers may have the answer. In their 'me-centric' world, you literally wear all your data and transfer what you need to whichever ...

Putting the squeeze on data

(PhysOrg.com) -- Data compression is one of the fundamental research areas in computer science, letting information systems do more with less. It’s the reason the iPod nano can hold thousands of songs instead of hundreds, ...

Program does impressive file size reductions

We intuitively understand the value of being able to make things smaller without sacrificing performance. The endeavor produces smaller speakers with bigger sound and a host of portable electronic devices such as digital ...

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