Scientists develop atomic-scale memory…

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  1. cafink

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    http://www.news.wisc.edu/releases/view.html?id=7774
    Of course there is quite a way to go before this technology yeilds a practical application, but this is quite an impressive feat! Imagine being able to store hundreds of terabytes of information on an area the size of a CD…
     
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    So much for HD-DVD and stocking up on HD-DVD titles. Funny thing about technology is no matter how far advanced the hardware gets, they always find a way to make the software bog it down and use all of that memory.
     
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    I suppose this technology would make other obsolete, but the cost of putting a scanning tunneling electron microscope in every computer right now would be rather expensive. They could cost right now in the area of hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars, making them up the cost of a computer by alot.

    Of course the price will come down, but don't expect one of these babies to be in the hands of consumers for at least another 10 if not 15 years.
     

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