>From InfoWorld


Posted June 11, 2002 05:22 Pacific Time

IBM RESEARCH ON Tuesday announced what it believes is a
breakthrough in data storage using nanotechnology that
allows a trillion bits of information to be packed
into a square inch, the equivalent of about 25 million
printed textbook pages on a postage-stamp size surface.

The research project, code-named Millipede, uses
thousands of nanosharp tips to punch indentations that
represent individual bits into a thin plastic film.
IBM officials described this as the nanotech
equivalent of the data processing punch card. The
major advantage of this new approach, according to IBM
researchers, is that the technology can be operated
with much less power and is re-writable.

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