Ed Frauenheim’s story in CNET reveals that Maxtor has come up with a way for making perpendicular magnetic recording cost-effective. This allows them to increase the amount of storage on a typical 3.5” disk platter from 80GB to 175GB.
That’s a lot of storage.
People seem to think that the amount of disk space that a disk can handle is destined to increase every year like some law of physics, but in fact there are real limits on just how big disks can get (or how fast computers can go…)
Fortunately, we won’t need to deal with those limits for a few more years, thanks to this new development.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions
The startup believes its bio-oil, once converted into syngas, could help clean up the dirtiest industrial sector.
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