Contact us today!
(800) 588-4430

Telesys Voice and Data Blog

Telesys Voice and Data has been serving the Richland Hills area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Forget Micro SD Cards, the Future is Molecular-Level Data Storage

Forget Micro SD Cards, the Future is Molecular-Level Data Storage

As far as leaps in computing go, this one’s pretty tiny: a research team from IBM has managed to store data on a single atom. Despite the microscopic size of the result, the impact is potentially huge when one considers the effects this discovery could have on computing.

The research team was conducting experiments concerning high-density storage, trying to see how small a medium they could record storage on. At the end of their highly complex process, it turned out that a literal bit of data could be stored on a single atom.

For reference, current drives use 100,000 atoms to store each bit.

Even more impressive, the data recorded on two atoms could be read with a mere nanometer in between the host atoms, meaning that many technologies we see today could soon become much, much smaller.

Before you get your hopes up about phones that can hold entire libraries of data, you should know that this experiment was simply that--an experiment. This single-atom tech is so sensitive, it requires the most controlled conditions in order to work. For example, the process has to be kept at a remarkably low temperature. The point was to find the smallest possible reliable memory bank, and they found it.

This is not to say, however, that atomic storage will never be seen. This research will help toward that goal significantly. So who knows, perhaps we'll see this experiment’s influence in the future--ideally sooner than later.

Consider just how drastically data storage has changed over the past few decades, where brick-sized mechanical hard disk drives went from holding a couple megabytes of data (enough for a single MP3 file), to an era where hundreds of thousands of megabytes can be stored on a Micro SD card that’s smaller than a thumbnail. Pretty cool, right?

What can the practical application of this technology present humanity? Do you think that it is the beginning of a whole new age of computing? What kinds of solutions do you expect nanotechnology to produce? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Comments

 
No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, 24 July 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Free Consultation
 

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Cloud Technology Hackers Best Practices Privacy Business Computing Business Productivity Malware Microsoft Email Windows 10 Internet Computer Hosted Solutions Backup Workplace Tips IT Services Managed Service Provider Hardware Smartphone Google Social Media App Software Ransomware Efficiency Communication IT Support Mobile Devices Business Continuity Android Office User Tips Network Security Disaster Recovery Facebook Upgrade Data Innovation Miscellaneous Browser WiFi Managed IT services Smartphones Windows Big Data Microsoft Office Data Management Network Apps Hosted Solution Password Robot Spam Gmail Holiday Content Filtering Customer Service Mobile Device Management Phishing Recovery How To Remote Monitoring Office Tips Save Money Server Work/Life Balance Office 365 Hacker Firewall Apple Avoiding Downtime Internet of Things Unified Threat Management Data storage Telephone Systems Social Operating System Small Business Cloud Computing Business Management Saving Money Remote Computing Presentation Money Business Growth Employer-Employee Relationship Settings Risk Management Customer Relationship Management Artificial Intelligence Computers Passwords Chrome Productivity Health Education Alert Hacking Cybercrime Competition Tech Support IT solutions Safety Computing Wireless Technology Information Technology Encryption Wireless Computer Care Humor Downtime Website communications Virtual Reality Wi-Fi Training Analyitcs YouTube VoIP Paperless Office SaaS Cybersecurity IT Support Automobile IT Management Upgrades LiFi Budget End of Support Managed IT Services Analytics Outlook Collaboration User The Internet of Things Legal File Sharing IBM Retail Outsourced IT Running Cable Twitter Word Monitors Best Practice Politics Bandwidth Lithium-ion battery Vendor Management Mobile Device Bring Your Own Device Business Owner Google Drive Sports Physical Security Going Green IT service Taxes Cortana Marketing Virtualization Botnet Administration Printing Mobile Computing IT Consultant Typing Samsung Consumers Disaster Digital Social Engineering GPS Machine Learning Buisness Meetings Computer Repair Google Maps Cleaning Cryptocurrency Notifications Knowledge Uninterrupted Power Supply Storage eWaste Spyware Tracking Relocation Webcam Electronic Medical Records Google Wallet IT Sevices Bitcoin Crowdsourcing Experience Solid State Drive Dark Data Private Cloud Environment How To Document Management Point of Sale Drones Windows 8 Government Hard Disk Drive Error Troubleshooting Firefox Domains Identity Theft Unified Communications 5G Entrepreneur Application BYOD Users Public Speaking Phone System Supercomputer Web Server Update Two-factor Authentication Help Desk Specifications Administrator Quick Tips 3D Printing IT Budget Cameras Chromebook Licensing Mouse Network Congestion Hard Drives Law Enforcement Laptop Maintenance Virtual Desktop Time Management Unsupported Software Digital Payment CCTV Emoji Augmented Reality Software Tips Display Refrigeration Gadget Halloween Corporate Profile iPhone Network Management Mobile Data Hacks Deep Learning Fun Data Backup Scary Stories WannaCry Travel Current Events G Suite Processors Search Cabling Automation Undo Websites Data loss Motion Sickness IP Address Tablet Alt Codes Infrastructure Google Docs Writing PowerPoint Staffing VoIP Personal Information Mobile Office BDR

Top Blog

Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy wo...
QR-Code