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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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=""></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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. (?)
  • Storage Systems Market on the Rise

    09/02/2005 1:10:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 327+ views
    CNET ^ | September 2, 2005
    Global revenue for standalone storage systems grew 8.6 percent year over year to reach $3.8 billion in the second quarter, according to market researcher IDC. This growth, an improvement over the first quarter, was mainly due to double-digit growth in network attached storage, or NAS, systems, IDC said Friday. This segment grew 16.1 percent to $2.5 billion. EMC, with $807 million in revenue, retained its position as the top standalone storage systems company. EMC also grew its market share to 21.2 percent from 21 percent a year ago. But the credit for the strongest growth in the quarter went to...
  • Nanoscale light tricks promise huge DVD storage

    05/26/2005 10:44:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 1,170+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/25/05 | Will Knight
    The tantalising prospect of DVDs capable of holding almost a terabyte of data - or several hundred movies - has been presented in a patent issued to US storage company Iomega. The US patent describes a disc that could store 40 to 100 times more information that a conventional DVD, using more nanometre-scale sloped ridges to diffract light. US patent number 6879556 - entitled "Method and Apparatus for Optical Data Storage" - was issued to Iomega on April 12 2005. Conventional DVDs store information in the form of ridges and depressions, each several hundred nanometres wide. These correspond to bits...
  • 'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells

    05/05/2005 8:08:06 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies · 717+ views ^ | May 04, 2005
    'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells May 04, 2005 New quantum calculations and computer models show that carbon nanotubes "decorated" with titanium or other transition metals can latch on to hydrogen molecules in numbers more than adequate for efficient hydrogen storage, a capability key to long-term efforts to develop fuel cells, an affordable non-polluting alternative to gasoline. a Image: This computer model shows how titanium atoms (dark blue) can attach above the centers of single-walled carbon nanotubes (light blue). Quantum calculations and modeling by a NIST researcher and his colleague reveal that each titanium atom can bond with four...
  • Using Gmail as a 1GB Virtual Drive!

    03/18/2005 11:31:35 AM PST · by slomark · 51 replies · 1,929+ views
    Google Tutor & Advisor ^ | 03/18/05 | Mark Fleming
    Need another reason to get your Gmail account? How about using its generous 1GB storage capacity as a virtual drive to save and retrieve files directly from inside Windows Explorer, accessing it from a new drive you’ll find under My Computer?
  • Digital memories won't last forever

    11/29/2004 8:47:34 AM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 161 replies · 4,175+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 11.29.04 | Katie Hafner Katie Hafner Katie Hafner Katie Hafner
        The nation's 115 million home computers are brimming over with personal treasures — millions of photographs, music of every genre, college papers, the great American novel and, of course, mountains of e-mail messages.         Yet no one has figured out how to preserve these electronic materials for the next decade, much less for the ages. Like junk e-mail, the problem of digital archiving, which seems straightforward, confounds even the experts.        "To save a digital file for, let's say, a hundred years is going to take a lot of work," said Peter Hite,...
  • Microsoft makes big gains in small-to-midsize NAS storage market

    11/29/2004 10:09:47 AM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 13 replies · 431+ views
    Computerworld ^ | 11/29/2004 | Robert L. Scheier
    News Story by Robert L. Scheier NOVEMBER 29, 2004 (SNW ONLINE) - Two years after formally entering the storage market, Microsoft Corp. has emerged as a major and even dominant provider of NAS management software for small-to-midsize business customers. Microsoft still has a way to go before convincing some customers that Windows is secure and reliable enough to handle the most critical, high-volume applications. Nonetheless, it's hard to argue with the company's accomplishments two years after unveiling its Storage Division (which has since been combined with the company's server business). NAS appliances based on Windows Storage Server 2003 and built...
  • Question: Where Can I UPLOAD pictures to the web?

    11/23/2004 11:07:41 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 35 replies · 2,068+ views
    Fellow FREEPers, I have some photos on my hard drive I want to share, but I do not know how to load them up freely and anonymously. Can anyone help me?
  • FBI Warns Of Possible Terror Link To Storage Units (Terror Database Unveiled)

    08/13/2004 7:30:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,556+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | 8/13/04
    FBI Warns Of Possible Terror Link To Storage Units Ohio Storage Facilities Have Been Alerted POSTED: 7:39 am EDT August 13, 2004 UPDATED: 9:35 am EDT August 13, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The FBI is taking an interest in public storage facilities across Ohio, NBC 4's Elizabeth Scarborough reported. Self-storage units have already been searched in Toledo, and alerts have gone out in several cities, including Columbus, Scarborough reported. Managers of self-storage units in the Columbus area say that in the past two weeks, they've received warnings from several different agencies, including the FBI, to be on the lookout for...
  • Government Begins Work on CO2 Storage Project at Teapot Dome

    01/28/2004 1:01:22 AM PST · by Z-28 · 30 replies · 6,743+ views
    Tampa Bay Online; AP News ^ | Jan 28, 2004 | Sarah Cooke, Associated Press Writer
    Government Begins Work on CO2 Storage Project at Teapot Dome By Sarah Cooke, Associated Press Writer Published: Jan 28, 2004 CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The government is trying to bury something at its Teapot Dome oil field again. Not secret oil leases, as it did during an infamous scandal of the 1920s, but carbon dioxide - lots of it. In hopes of developing a process that could slow global warming, the Energy Department wants to inject the greenhouse gas underground into depleted oil reservoirs after converting it into a liquid form. The Teapot Dome project, now in the planning stages,...
  • Unprecendented 1 terabyte capacity -- on your desktop!

    01/13/2004 12:17:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 208+ views
    Hardocp ^ | Jan 13, 2004 | unknown
     User Benefits : Unique triple interface solution FireWire 800, FireWire and USB 2.0 hard drive Sturdy aluminum alloy design Stackable desktop or rackmount configuration largest capacity available The LaCie Bigger Disk, with the largest hard drive capacity available, is a unique innovation that packs an amazing 1 terabyte of storage space in a manageable 5.25" form factor. With this unsurpassed storage capacity, the LaCie Bigger Disk allows users to store nearly two years of continuous music and up to one month of non-stop MPEG-2 video1. Truly plug and play, this device requires no driver or software installation for Windows XP...
  • Scientists Find New Way To Store Hydrogen Fuel

    01/08/2004 8:12:07 AM PST · by boris · 18 replies · 238+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 01-08-2004
    Source: University Of Chicago Date: 2004-01-07 Scientists Find New Way To Store Hydrogen Fuel University of Chicago scientists have proposed a new method for storing hydrogen fuel in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The lack of practical storage methods has hindered the more widespread use of hydrogen fuels, which are both renewable and environmentally clean. The most popular storage methods-liquid hydrogen and compressed hydrogen-require that the fuel be kept at extremely low temperatures or high pressures. But the University of Chicago's Wendy Mao and David Mao have formed icy materials made of...
  • Woman Seeks $10 Million In Storage Facility Ordeal

    09/27/2003 11:04:56 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 357+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 9-27-2003 | Gary McElroy
    'It was just total panic' Woman seeks $10 million in storage facility ordeal 09/27/03 By GARY McELROY Staff Reporter A woman who survived being stuck in a storage unit for 63 days told jurors Friday of cold, hunger, thirst and despair as her civil suit continued in Mobile County Circuit Court. Wanda Hudson, 44, is suing Parkway Storage, located on Dauphin Island Parkway. She is asking $10 million, claiming negligence on the company's part. From Our Advertiser For a few minutes Friday, it looked as though attorney Mallory Mantiply's case against the company would self-destruct when Hudson, out of the...
  • Woman Sues DIP Storage Facility Over Bizarre Ordeal (Locked In Box For 63 Days)

    09/26/2003 11:14:13 AM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 730+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 9-26-2003 | Gary McElroy
    Woman sues DIP storage facility over bizarre ordeal 09/26/03 By GARY McELROY Staff Reporter Wanda Hudson missed Thanksgiving and Christmas 2001 because she was locked in a Dauphin Island Parkway storage unit, Hudson's attorney said Thursday. In fact, Hudson was padlocked in the unit for 63 days, attorney Mallory Mantiply told a Mobile County Circuit Court civil jury. Hudson, 44, is a short, plump woman -- sporting fingernails several inches long that curl back into her palms -- but on Jan. 9, 2002, she weighed 85 pounds and was near death, a nurse told jurors. She is suing the company,...
  • Petition against building nuclear fuel storage dismissed

    08/05/2003 9:14:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 229+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/5/03 | Toshi Maeda - AP
    <p>SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Judges on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by environmental groups claiming the bankrupt Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is unqualified to build a spent-fuel storage facility at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.</p> <p>Three administrative judges, who are part of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Texas-based U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), concluded that the petitioners "failed to demonstrate there is any genuine and substantial dispute of fact or law."</p>
  • Storing Sperm at Home

    07/01/2003 1:55:45 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 110 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | July 01, 2003 | Robert Preidt
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.New air-drying technique could revolutionize storage for couples awaiting in vitro fertilization. (HealthDay is the new name for HealthScoutNews.) TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDayNews) -- A method of preserving sperm through air drying could revolutionize sperm storage, letting men keep their sperm at home while they and their wives await in vitro fertilization (IVF). For the first time, studies on human embryos fertilized with air-dried sperm have shown this new technique doesn't impair the early stages of embryo cell division, according to Dr. Daniel Imoedemhe, a reproductive medicine and endocrinology consultant who works...
  • 1.5 terabyte DVD on way -- 2010 target date (Well there is some Engineering to be done! )

    12/24/2002 10:13:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 272+ views
    The INQUIRER ^ | Monday 23 December 2002, 08:02 | INQUIRER staff:
    JAPANESE WIRE the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that a coalition of academics and electronics combine are designing an optical disk that will eventually be able to store 1.5TB (terabytes) of data. Although we're unlikely to see such devices until 2010, the consortium, which includes Matsushita, Ricoh, Pioneer, Mitsubishi, and three universities, is plunging $25 million into an R&D project which will start in Spring of 2003. Reports said that optical disk will use "3D" optical technology likely to use a technique which stores the data in multiple layers. It will also be backwards compatible with standard DVDs, the reports said,...
  • IBM laying storage-brick foundations --(Improves management and density )

    12/18/2002 12:51:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 231+ views
    CNET ^ | December 17, 2002, 4:00 AM PT | Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET
    IBM laying storage-brick foundations By Stephen ShanklandStaff Writer, CNET News.comDecember 17, 2002, 4:00 AM PT SAN JOSE, Calif.--IBM researchers are working on a new storage system prototype that packs hard-drive modules into a dense, Rubik's Cube-like structure. The company's Collective Intelligent Bricks project builds variously sized three-dimensional stacks out of the eight-inch modules, each filled with 12 hard drives and six network connections to keep data coursing through the collection. IBM envisions a day when hundreds of these storage "bricks" are stacked together, eventually with computing bricks in the same assemblage. By the first quarter of 2003, IBM hopes to...
  • Old Ammo

    10/17/2002 5:39:13 AM PDT · by oldfashionedvalues · 25 replies · 542+ views
    me | 10/17/02 | oldfashionedvalues
    Hi all, I often go shooting, bringing the wife of course. My question: I keep my pistol loaded with 147 gr Federal Hydra-Shocks. At the range I will unload the magazines, reload with ball, practice, practice, practice. Then, reload the hydra-shocks, go home and clean. Last time, I was wondering, and fired a couple of the hydra-shocks, to make sure they work, they did. What is the shelf life of modern ammo? Or, is there a generally accepted rule? Thanks, ofv.
  • Magnetic islands boost memory : Imprinted patterns boost hard drive capacity 200 times.

    10/11/2002 1:50:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies · 238+ views
    nature ^ | 11 October 2002 | PHILIP BALL
    The storage capacity of computer hard drives could skyrocket if a prototype device for magnetic data storage developed by IBM can be commercialized.The new system, unveiled by Manfred Albrecht and colleagues at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, could offer 200 times the data storage capacity of current state-of-the-art systems, such as IBM's Microdrive. The Microdrive, announced in 2000, is a magnetic disk the size of a small coin. It can store a billion bytes of data - a gigabyte - on two square centimetres of surface. It can hold a up to 1,000 books 200...
  • Storage Barns in a Thimble ( Computer storage that is )

    10/08/2002 10:42:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 202+ views
    Business Week ^ | Oct 1, 2002 | Alex Salkever,
    <p>In June, 1956, IBM shipped the world's first commercial magnetic hard-disk drive. As big as a garden shed, the unit used 50 magnetic disks spinning at 1,200 revolutions per minute. Together, the disks could hold five megabytes of data. IBM rented out the contraption for tens of thousands of dollars per year.</p>
  • The Brass Monkey: Myth or Fact?

    08/04/2002 5:13:20 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 65 replies · 1,675+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | August 4, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    (Our pal, Camber, the old son-of-a-gun, found this one in his email box. It's been circulating on the net. Is it myth?) In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannon fired round iron balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. But how to keep them from rolling about the deck....?(snip) Click here to read complete article.
  • DVD-compatible optical disk hits 100 Gbytes

    06/18/2002 12:04:57 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 823+ views
    EE Times ^ | May 24, 2002 | Mike Clendenin
    DVD-compatible optical disk hits 100 GbytesBy Mike Clendenin, EE TimesMay 24, 2002 (9:18 AM)URL:, Taiwan — Forget about 100-gigabyte portable hard drives — too bulky. A physics professor at a leading Taiwanese university has led a group of researchers in developing a recordable optical disk capable of packing in 100 Gbytes of data and slipping into a pants pocket. That's about 30,000 of your favorite songs, or enough tunes to toe-tap to for a few months. The disk is compatible with today's CD and DVD technology, running off the same red laser pick-up heads used in a typical...
  • Nevada Governor Vetoes Yucca Mountain

    04/09/2002 11:11:28 AM PDT · by cogitator · 80 replies · 456+ views
    Nevada Governor Vetoes Yucca Mountain LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 8, 2002 (ENS) - Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn has vetoed the Bush administration's recommendation to build a permanent repository for radioactive wastes at Yucca Mountain. "Let me make one thing crystal clear - Yucca Mountain is not inevitable, and Yucca Mountain is no bargaining chip," Guinn said Monday morning in an address at the University of Nevada. "And, so long as I am governor, it will never become one." "Yucca Mountain is not safe, it is not suitable," Guinn continued, "and we will expose the Department of Energy's dirty little...