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Atomic Memory Could Store ­S Library of Congress in a Dust Speck

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Richard Feynman, physicist

We're finding Feynman's bottom.

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It's a memory so small you'll forget where you left it. A new data storage system uses single atoms as computer bits, and could hold the contents of the US Library of Congress in a cube just 100 micrometres across—little more than a speck of dust.

From New Scientist
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