A hard drive breakthrough could reduce a major source of carbon emissions

A new breakthrough in data storage could enable computer servers to store larger amounts of data, retrieve information faster, and use less energy. The idea, the researchers claim, could cut back carbon emissions for an industry that produces a similar amount as aviation.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh developed a single-molecule magnet whose magnetic properties can be altered by shining a laser light. This could be used to power a futuristic hard drive, where the magnets store data and laser pulses are used to retrieve it when needed. Using pulses that last one millionth of a billi…

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