Nanobarcode for future nanoscale sensing applications

Using barcodes to label and identify everyday items is as familiar as a trip to the supermarket. Imagine shrinking those barcodes a million times, from millimetre to nanometre scale, so that they could be used inside living cells to label, identify and track the building blocks of life or, blended into inks to prevent counterfeiting. Read more about Nanobarcode for future nanoscale sensing applications[…]


Skyrmions pave the way to new data storage

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behaviour involving the antiparticle equivalent of skyrmions in a ferromagnetic material. The researchers demonstrated their findings using advanced computer simulations that can accurately model magnetic properties of nanometre-thick materials. The results are published Read more about Skyrmions pave the way to new data storage[…]

Smart fabric for data storage

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data — from security codes to identification tags — without needing any on-board Read more about Smart fabric for data storage[…]

Seagate Launches First Drive For AI-Enabled Surveillance

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced today its SkyHawk™ AI hard disk drive (HDD), the first drive created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions. Building on Seagate’s 10-year track record of delivering surveillance optimized storage performance, SkyHawk AI provides unprecedented bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording Read more about Seagate Launches First Drive For AI-Enabled Surveillance[…]

One step closer to the quantum internet

Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them out again later without altering their quantum mechanical properties too Read more about One step closer to the quantum internet[…]

Fast magnetic writing of data

Magnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy. For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage Read more about Fast magnetic writing of data[…]

European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy

The Commission today presented its blueprint for cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure to ensure science, business and public services reap benefits of big data revolution. Europe is the largest producer of scientific data in the world, but insufficient and fragmented infrastructure means this ‘big data’ is not being exploited to its full potential. By Read more about European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy[…]

Ames Laboratory physicists discover new type of material that may speed computing

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a topological metal, PtSn4 (platinum and tin), with a unique electronic structure that may someday lead to energy efficient computers with increased processor speeds and data storage. The electrons in topological quantum materials can travel close to speed of light thanks to unique property called Read more about Ames Laboratory physicists discover new type of material that may speed computing[…]