Magnetically storing a bit on a single atom future data storage

Magnetically storing a bit on a single atom — the ultimate future data storage

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Magnetically storing a bit on a single atom — the ultimate future data storage

April 3, 2017
Dysprosium atoms (green) on the surface of nanoparticles can be magnetized in only one of two possible directions: "spin up" or "spin down." (credit: ETH Zurich / Université de Rennes)Researchers have finally done it — but just for 1.5 minutes near absolute zero

Imagine you could store a bit on a single atom or small molecule — the ultimate magnetic data-storage system. An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich has taken a step toward that idea by depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a silica surface, with the atoms retaining their magnetism. In theory, certain … more…

The next agricultural revolution: a ‘bionic leaf’ that could help feed the world

April 3, 2017
The radishes on the right were grown with the help of a bionic leaf that produces fertilizer with bacteria, sunlight, water and air. (credit: Nocera lab, Harvard University)Harvard University chemists have invented a new kind of “bionic” leaf that uses bacteria, sunlight, water, and air to make fertilizer right in the soil where crops are grown. It could make possible a future low-cost commercial fertilizer for poorer countries in the emerging world. The invention deals with the renewed challenge of feeding the … more…

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