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Nanodots Breakthrough May Lead To 'A Library On One Chip'

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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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Nanodots Breakthrough May Lead To 'A Library On One Chip'


A researcher at North Carolina State University has developed a computer chip that can store an unprecedented amount of data - enough to hold an entire library's worth of information on a single chip. The new chip stems from a breakthrough in the use of nanodots, or nanoscale magnets, and represents a significant advance in computer-memory technology.

"We have created magnetic nanodots that store one bit of information on each nanodot, allowing us to store over one billion pages of information in a chip that is one square inch," says Dr. Jay Narayan, the John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State and author of the research.

The breakthrough is that these nanodots are made of single, defect-free crystals, creating magnetic sensors that are integrated directly into a silicon electronic chip. These nanodots, which can be made uniformly as small as six nanometers in diameter, are all precisely oriented in the same way - allowing programmers to reliably read and write data to the chips.


Amazing!

A whole library worth of information on one chip. So all the information from the up and coming implanted chips into the masses will only need a few of these chips to store the info. Nifty




posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Can't wait to see 4 TB on jump drive instead of 4 GB. Just gotta wait for them then wait for the price to drop. S&F!



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Indeed...19.99 for a 10 TB jump drive is not too far off!



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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I run a 60 Gb solid state on my PC now and it was the best investment Iv made on any PC hardware. Less search and indexing times and a bigger buffer @ 32mb and plus more shock resistant than sit and spin style HD.

So they are going to up the scale of the storage then Im all for it but the price will reflect the tech as happened before PCmem. > DDR >DDR2 in cost and just trying to find some PC66,100,133 mem. can be a headache. So will be the same with storage devices such as Platter and SSDD which are 3 to 4 x's more in cost than platters.

So bring it on with the new 8 and 12 core CPU's that are on the way its nice to be a geek

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[edit on 3-5-2010 by hillbilly4rent]



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