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Submission + - IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit (bbc.co.uk)

conner_bw writes: "Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. Moore's law is on the way out the door."

Submission + - MIT Media Lab Researcher Prints Playable Flute (createdigitalmusic.com)

conner_bw writes: "What if making an acoustic instrument was a matter of hitting “print”? MIT Media Lab researcher Amit Zoran did just that. He created a flute using the Objet Geometries Connex500 3D printer. The instrument is playable and the results are surprisingly good for a first attempt. As an aside, rumour has it that Amit has a bumper sticker that reads: My other printer prints food."

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing