Items tagged with nanotechnology

Remember when a 1TB hard drive seemed enormous? There was also a time when the idea of having even 8GB of memory in our personal computers seemed like extreme overkill. Today, that's basically the starting point for most PCs. As time goes on, and tech improves, even today's storage types and sizes are bound to seem... Read more...
IBM scientists have created a realllllly small 3D map of the world. (How small IS it?) Well, it's so small that 1,000 could fit on one grain of salt (if you take for granted that the diameter of a grain of salt is three-tenths of a millimeter). Of course, this begs the question: how would one measure the distance between New York and Los Angeles?... Read more...
This week brought news of two advances in nanotechnology that could bring us ever-smaller devices with ever-increasing capacity.One brought us transistors a mere fraction of the size of most the advanced currently used on silicon chips. The other gave us the ability to store 250 DVDs worth of data on the area the size of a U.S. quarter.First,... Read more...