It may be peaking soon though. 6nm is getting close to physical maximums for most techniques due to the casimir effect.
Not quite sure what the Casimir Effect has to do with magnetic dots, but I should mention that 6 nm is below the Superparamagnetic limit (which is typically tens of nanometers). That means you're magnetic nanodot probably isn't magnetic.
Does anyone have a link to the original abstract for the conference presentation? The dots must have been multilayer "stacks", otherwise there's a good chance they won't be ferromagnetic (there's a "superparamagnetic limit" that stops ferromagnetic particles from being ferromagnetic when they get around this size.)
Lastly, the article says they'll look at housing and using "laser technology" to read back from these nanodots. They mention that as a sidenote, but it's really the most important problem if you want to make something useful. The problem with most nanomagnetic memory techniques is that reading/writing is either impractical or not yet possible.
I'm thrilled that I'm able to use whatever software I want on Android. The problem is, I don't actually want Flash - I just wanted the ability to decide for myself.
So, that's great that you will be supporting it, but please let me turn it off or uninstall it from my phone.
I'm not sure why this keeps coming up, since nobody that ever replies clearly has ever owned an Android phone. My HTC Hero, which supports Flash 7 out-of-the-box, has an option in its browser to disable plugins.
You have the option to disable Flash on your Android phone right now, and it's FUD to keep suggesting that you won't be able to disable it again in the future.
I think it's time to retire that old worn out joke, since according to this New Scientest article, we get laid more often than normal guys.
Is smart sexy? Our knee-jerk reaction - reinforced by cultural stereotypes of Star Trek-convention attending geeks and a seeming obsession with ditzy, pretty starlets - would argue otherwise. Nerds are, well, nerds.
Increasing scientific evidence shows that brains count for a lot in mate choice. And now - for the first time - researchers have directly linked a male's cognitive performance to his luck with the ladies.
"Males that are better problem-solvers are mating with more females," says Jason Keagy, a behavioural ecologist at the University of Maryland in College Park, who studies not the mating rituals of the political elite in nearby Washington DC, but those of a bird native to the forests of eastern Australia.
I submitted this to slashdot last week, but unfortunately it was rejected. The article has a pretty funny picture of a skinny nerd with glasses (Not unlike what I used to look like before I ditched the specs and grew a goatee) and two hotties.
I guess we have different definitions of small. If half the Linux users would all send me a buck, I think you might consider that to be a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, it's not your definition of small that matters here - it's Bethesda, id, and EA's definition.
To put this in perspective, remember that there's 30 million Xbox 360 owners out there. If 1 in 20 Xbox owners buy Rage, that'll be ~60,000 copies sold. Show me an existing Linux game that's sold more than 30,000 copies, and you might have an argument. Linux is also a giant pain in the ass to support, and that's undoubtedly factored into their cost/benefit analysis too.
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?