Quantum hard drive breakthrough

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

A marriage of light-manipulation technologies

Researchers have, for the first time, integrated two technologies widely used in applications such as optical communications, bio-imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems that scan the surroundings of self-driving ...

Data storage: Measuring the downside of downsizing

To keep pace with the rapidly growing consumer demand for data storage, hardware engineers are striving to cram as much electronic information into as small a space as possible. Jinmin Zhao, Mingsheng Zhang and co‐workers ...

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