THE CONVERSATION: How to store data on magnets the size of a single atom

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 24/8/2017

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There is an adage that says that data will expand to fill all available capacity. Perhaps ten or 20 years ago, it was common to stockpile software programs, MP3 music, films and other files, which may have taken years to collect. In the days when hard disk drives offered a few tens of gigabytes of storage, running out of space was almost inevitable.

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TitleHow to store data on magnets the size of a single atom
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/08/17
DescriptionThere is an adage that says that data will expand to fill all available capacity. Perhaps ten or 20 years ago, it was common to stockpile software programs, MP3 music, films and other files, which may have taken years to collect. In the days when hard disk drives offered a few tens of gigabytes of storage, running out of space was almost inevitable.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-to-store-data-on-magnets-the-size-of-a-single-atom-82601
PersonsNicholas Chilton