Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Nanotechnology invention of the day: IBM has invented a new type of ultradense storage medium. Their system is a miniaturized version of old-style punch cards using thousands of "heated spikes that can make, or read, tiny indentations in a polymer film". According to the article, "these new techniques promise far greater storage data, allowing consumers to store several movies on a personal video recorder, but in the space the size of a sugar cube."