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Submission + - Scientists could use DNA to shrink a data center into a sugar cube (computerworld.com)

totalcaos writes: Scientists are working on using synthetic DNA technology to store archival data. Initial estimates suggest that if the technology can be made robust enough it could be capable taking a Walmart-sized supercenter filled with today's highest capacity data storage devices and shrink it to the size of a sugar cube

Submission + - Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory

XopherMV writes: University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. In the Journal of Applied Physics, the researchers describe experiments whose results exhibited "significant deviations" from those of the Critical State Model. They revealed unexpected new behavior favorable to practical applications, including the possibility of using TFMs ("trapped field magnets") in myriad new ways.

Comment I like mine (Score 1) 359

A bit expensive but I have been very happy with mine. The phone function works great in the car (better than my cars hands free) and I use it all day to check email and texts. I have a face customized so I can see local date and time as well as the time back home along with the temperature. Would be nice if the battery lasted longer; I can usually have to put it on the charger every other night so not too bad. Easy switching of straps is a nice feature and plenty of straps available now on eBay and Amazon at reasonable prices.

Comment Competitive Market (Score 1) 207

I had a Pebble Kickstarter edition. It sucked. Software / functionality was buggy and not as promised (I am an iPhone user). I sold it on eBay. Apple came out with a far superior product that works as advertised that I am very happy with. This is what happens when a company cannot keep up. It has nothing to do with the size of the market, everything to do with the product they offered.

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