Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.

Cheap and quick HIV testing made possible with DVD scanners

Thanks to USB sticks and video streaming, DVD players are becoming all but obsolete. But their cheap optics may find a new life in a cost-effective and speedy technique for on-the-spot HIV testing and other analytics.

Researchers build a working optical diametric drive

(Phys.org) —A team of physicists working at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany has built a working optical diametric drive. In their paper published in Nature Physics, the team describes how they built a two-loop ...

PCs shed pounds and CD drives, gain touch screens

(AP) -- Personal computers are changing - and not just because of the recent launch of Windows 7. Visit an electronics store and you might also find laptops are missing a familiar component. You could experiment with new ...

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