IBM Research has invented the world’s smallest magnet, using a single atom, and stored one bit of data on it.
Above, a single atom of holmium. Credit IBM Research – Almaden
This tiny advancement in storage technology, is a big deal. Given that m
According to IBM modern hard drives need about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit.
The new development can store the entire iTunes catalog of 35 million tracks, on a disk the size of a credit card!
The San Jose, California based team how achieved the ultimate storage feat. Credit IBM Research