Bits Stored on a Single Molecule Could Lead to Petabyte SSDs

If there's one fact of computing life, it's that there's never enough damn storage, and if you think it's bad now, just wait 'til you're downloading 4K movies. Still, research is at least keeping up, and now scientists can store bits of information on single molecules—which could pave the way for petabyte SSDs. » 7/11/12 8:33am 7/11/12 8:33am

Mysterious Earth's Core Plume Shifting the Magnetic North Pole

The north magnetic pole is moving at 37 miles-a-year toward Russia, which means they're stealing it. Or the Earth's core is fluxing. Actually, nobody really knows what's happening. I just hope it's not a prelude to a catastrophic magnetic shift. » 12/27/09 12:00pm 12/27/09 12:00pm

Magnetic Contact Lenses Keep Tabs On Where You Look

By slapping magnetic contact lenses onto your eyeballs, sensors can track where you're looking. This could have important applications for the disabled, especially for those who rely on their eyes for control instead of disabled body parts. Right now, however, the Office of Naval Research is the largest sponsor, so you … » 7/11/07 7:00pm 7/11/07 7:00pm