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  • Nevada seeks to nix govt nuclear waste storage plan

    12/22/2006 10:38:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 964+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/06 | Tom Doggett
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Nevada on Friday asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reject the U.S. government's plan to store thousands of tons of nuclear waste temporarily above ground at a mountain located about 90 miles from Las Vegas. The Energy Department is set to file an application with the NRC in mid 2008 for a license to operate the Yucca Mountain permanent nuclear storage repository in Nevada, which would hold radioactive waste underground from more than 100 nuclear power plants, along with the tons of leftovers from the U.S. nuclear weapons program. The permanent storage site is...
  • Mother Nature as "Bioterrorist" : Scientists Discover Influenza Viruses "Stored" in Lake Ice !

    11/28/2006 8:30:03 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 429+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 11/28/06 | vanity
    Mother Nature may prove to be the most cunning bioterrorist of all ! Scientists have discovered evidence Influenza virus are "warehoused" in lake ice; then released during spring thaws to infect other creatures-including humans.
  • Brocade to buy McData for $713 million

    08/08/2006 10:27:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2006 | Jim Finkle
    Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (BRCD) said on Tuesday it would buy rival McData Corp. (MCDT) in a $713 million stock deal, bolstering its line of equipment for data storage networks to compete against Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO). Both companies sell equipment that boosts the efficiency of corporate communications networks used for data storage, with Brocade best known for mid-range products known as data switches, while McData's market share is strongest in directors, which are high-end versions of data switches. "It's made sense for them to come together to take on Cisco for a long time," said Glenn Hanus, an analyst...
  • Indian-born scientist developing coated DVD's that can make hard disks obsolete -50 Terabyte ...

    07/11/2006 10:04:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 714+ views
    Yahoo of India ^ | Saturday July 8, 04:25 PM | staff
    Sydney, Jul 8 (ANI): An Indian born scientist in the US is working on developing DVD's which can be coated with a light -sensitive protein and can store up to 50 terabytes (about 50,000 gigabytes) of data. Professor V Renugopalakrishnan of the Harvard Medical School in Boston has claimed to have developed a layer of protein made from tiny genetically altered microbe proteins which could store enough data to make computer hard disks almost obsolete. "What this will do eventually is eliminate the need for hard drive memory completely," ABC quoted Prof. Renugopalakrishnan, a BSc in Chemistry from Madras University...
  • Japan to cut greenhouse gas emissions with underground storage technology

    06/26/2006 3:47:16 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 15 replies · 416+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 06/20/2006 | NA
    Japan to cut greenhouse gas emissions with underground storage technology Japan is considering cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by building facilities at home and overseas to capture and store carbon dioxide underground, local press reported on Tuesday. The measure is known as CO2 capture and geological storage technology, or CCS. By using it, Japan aims to reduce CO2 emissions within the country by 200 million tons annually, a sixth of its current domestic CO2 emissions, with 100 million tons each to be disposed of in Japan and abroad respectively, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. The move comes...
  • Sun announces its latest NAS solution

    06/21/2006 11:29:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 244+ views
    The Register ^ | 21st June 2006 | Clay Ryder
    Sun Microsystems has announced the Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance, the first NAS solution based on the AMD Opteron processor model 252. The Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance builds on the Sun StorEdge 5000 NAS Appliance family, and also delivers investment protection via a data-in-place upgrade. Key features include iSCSI support, Microsoft Windows Hardware certified for Windows and Exchange environments; Gateway Support, for the midrange Sun StorEdge 6130 and 6920 systems and Sun's high-end disk portfolio, as well as Sun's FlexLine systems; Integrated realtime file system data protection against computer viruses certified with multiple scanning engines including Symantec AntiVirus Scan...
  • USB teddy bear holds data, scares children

    06/18/2006 4:48:13 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 57 replies · 2,006+ views
    Engadget.com ^ | 6/18/06 | Stan Horaczek
    Generally, when someone makes a teddy bear-themed gadget, his/her intention is to overwhelm bystanders with cuteness. But whoever created this little guy, whose head has to be removed in order to access the internal USB drive, must have watched one too many Tim Burton movies. No word on how much it holds or if there are any plans to make these available for purchase, but with your own bear, a thumb drive, some thread and a closet full of skeletons, you can probably make your own without too much effort.
  • VMware goes way beyond the VM

    06/05/2006 11:32:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 306+ views
    The Register ^ | Monday 5th June 2006 | Ashlee Vance
    VMware has armed its largest product release in company history. The server virtualization specialist looks to extend its lead over Microsoft and a host of other rivals with a revamp to its flagship product and a number of upgraded and new management packages. Beyond the product refreshes, VMware has also altered the way it sells software by picking up a more aggressive bundling model. All told, VMware is well poised to burrow deeper into customers' data centers. Starting today, customers will find the EMC subsidiary selling VMware Infrastructure 3. At its broadest level, this package includes the new ESX Server...
  • Napolitano signs bill on gun storage

    05/20/2006 10:18:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 855+ views
    Gov. Janet Napolitano on Friday signed into law a bill to generally prohibit the state, except for the Legislature, and local governments from creating new laws or rules relating to the possession or storage of firearms. The measure expands on the state's existing restrictions on local laws dealing with transportation, possession, sale and use of guns. The bill (SB2649) was supported by the Arizona Citizens Defense League, a gunowners-rights group, and opposed by a group representing police chiefs around the state. Napolitano also signed a bill (SB1209) to require most municipalities with Web sites to post meeting notices and minutes...
  • IBM Researchers Set World Record in Magnetic Tape Data Density; 6.67 Billion Bits Per Square Inch

    05/16/2006 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 246+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | May 16, 2006 12:01 AM ET | Mike Ross IBM
    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IBM researchers today announced they have demonstrated a world record in data density on linear magnetic tape, a dramatic indication that one of the computer industry's oldest and still most affordable data storage technologies has the potential to provide increased capacity for years to come. The researchers at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., packed data onto a test tape at a density of 6.67 billion bits per square inch -- more than 15 times the data density of today's most popular industry standard magnetic tape products. To...
  • Bill Coleman's $1bn gamble (Cassatt in the Server Virtualization Market)

    05/09/2006 10:46:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 174+ views
    The Register ^ | 9th May 2006 | Ashlee Vance
    Into the Valley Anyone gullible enough to believe vendor press releases would wonder why Cassatt even exists. It's a software start-up trying to compete in a server virtualization market dominated by the likes of IBM, HP and Sun Microsystems. And, in fact, these massive companies have already solved the virtualization problem, according to the last three years of their marketing material. Customers actually trying to improve their data center management situation don't buy this hype. They've watched HP kill off the Utility Data Center project after billing it as the clear future of computing. They've also seen Sun Microsystems do...
  • Quantum To Acquire ADIC ($770 Million)

    05/03/2006 12:57:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 828+ views
    CRN ^ | May. 03, 2006 | Joseph F. Kovar
    Quantum plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for about $770 million. With the acquisition, unveiled Tuesday, Quantum would become the third-largest tape automation vendor after Sun Microsystems and IBM, according to research firm Freeman Reports. San Jose, Calif.-based Quantum said it expects the transaction to close in three or four months. The deal is the latest acquisition Quantum has made in the tape industry. In October 2004, Quantum acquired Certance, a maker of LTO tape drives that competed directly with Quantum's DLT-format tape drives, making Quantum a manufacturer of both formats. And two years earlier, Quantum expanded its...
  • Seagate Launches 750GB Hard Drive

    04/26/2006 11:36:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Betanews.com ^ | April 26, 2006, 12:00 PM | Ed Oswald, BetaNews
    Seagate on Wednesday introduced its Barracuda 7200.10, the first computer desktop hard disk to reach the 750-gigabyte storage mark. The drive, with a retail price of $559 USD, is 50 percent larger than the previous 500-gigabyte marker leader.Initially, the drive will be released to PC makers for inclusion in new computer systems. Starting next week, it will be introduced to the general public, Seagate said. <script language="javascript" src="http://ads.betanews.com/adserve.iframejscript/www.betanews.com/MPU@Top?764439389"></script> To put its size into perspective, the drive could hold 375 hours of standard-definition television or 75 hours of high-definition video. In music terms, it could hold 10,000 CDs converted to the...
  • Networking: Storage Blues

    03/15/2006 7:38:20 AM PST · by 2Jim_Brown · 37 replies · 631+ views
    UPI ^ | March 13, 2006 | UPI
    Networking: Storage blues CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Computer companies once constantly extolled the "paper saving" virtues of e-mail. But now, with government regulators compelling the retention of many new records, storage requirements are increasing once again. All of the storage devices -- from EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and others -- needed to store those records are taking up more office space than old paper-based files ever did, experts are telling United Press International's Networking. It's an Information Age irony. A 2004 survey by Horison Information Strategies found that the amount of corporate data is increasing, on average, at a rate...
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Have a kid, lose your guns?

    01/08/2006 7:03:23 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies · 1,265+ views
    Jessica Lynne Carpenter was 14 years old on Aug. 23, 2000, the morning 27-year-old Jonathan David Bruce came calling at the Carpenter house in Merced, Calif. Jessica Lynne knew how to shoot -- her father had taught her. And there were adequate firearms in the house to deal with what happened next. That Wednesday morning, Jessica was home with four of her siblings -- Anna, 13; Vanessa, 11; Ashley, 9; and John William, 7 -- in the San Joaquin Valley farming community, 130 miles southeast of San Francisco. Bruce, an out-of-work telemarketer apparently high on drugs,
  • EMC Plans to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs

    01/06/2006 11:53:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 486+ views
    Forbes ^ | January 6, 2006 | MARK JEWELL
    EMC Corp. said Friday it plans to eliminate 1,000 positions but added that it will see a net gain in total employment by year's end as the company moves to emphasize data services and software amid pressure to cut costs in the data storage hardware business. EMC, whose shares fell about 2 percent Friday, announced the cuts affecting about 4 percent of its work force as it raised its fourth-quarter revenue estimate. The company also said a total $269 million in charges from the job moves and other expenses will reduce its quarterly and full-year 2005 earnings, to be announced...
  • South Park makers turn to Apple for new storage setup

    01/03/2006 12:53:17 PM PST · by Panerai · 39 replies · 1,398+ views
    Macworld ^ | 01/03/2006 | Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
    While South Park may appear technologically amateurish with its character cutouts, over the past nine seasons the cartoon series has added a great deal of storage-consuming detail, including backgrounds and crowd shots that can take up to 100MB of memory each. And that’s on top of a show that still produces all of its content in-house, where more than 30 artists work right up until deadline, making frequent changes to each episode of the weekly TV series. To handle its growing storage needs, the makers of South Park this past season began moving away from a direct-attached disk backup and...
  • 5,000-Year-Old Treasure Rediscovered In Library Storage Room (Valdosta, Ga)

    10/19/2005 4:21:03 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,996+ views
    Valdosta.edu/News ^ | 10-19-2005 | Charles Harmon
    Charles Harmon Director of University Relations Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations 5,000-year-old treasure rediscovered in library storage room Dr. Melanie Byrd, professor and coordinator of planning and program review in the History Department, holds a piece of the treasure in the palm of her hand. Valdosta State University Odum Library has uncovered an ancient treasure that excites even the mildest Indiana Jones wanna-be. The treasure is a collection of 5,000-year-old Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets, dating back from 2300 BC to 500 BC. Cuneiform is one of several writing systems of the ancient East, in which wedge-shaped...
  • CA: Suit over nuclear waste site - States, groups want dump shut until terror risk studied

    10/18/2005 6:21:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 307+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/18/05 | Bob Egelko
    Anti-nuclear and environmental activists, backed by California and three other states, asked a federal appeals court on Monday to shut down a new storage facility for nuclear waste at Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s Diablo Canyon plant until a federal agency studies the risk of a terrorist attack. "Everything has been done in secret that relates to security at Diablo Canyon,'' Diane Curran, lawyer for San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the Sierra Club, told a panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Referring to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's current security planning review, Curran...
  • 7000 Evacuated From Area -Flaming Russian Ammo Dump

    10/01/2005 8:56:50 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 96 replies · 4,820+ views
    Pravda ^ | 10/01/05 | vanity
    Pravda is reporting this blazing,exploding munitions dump as an accident. (?)