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Submission + - Nobel Prize for Physics for hard-drive technology (bbc.co.uk)

Ckwop writes: "The Nobel Prize for Physics this year has gone to German and French physicists, Peter Grunberg and Albert Fert, who discovered giant magnetoresistance.

The research lead to applications in various devices but most notably hard-disks. From the article:

A computer hard-disk reader that uses a GMR sensor is equivalent to a jet flying at a speed of 30,000 kmph, at a height of just one metre above the ground, and yet being able to see and catalogue every single blade of grass it passes over.
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