Microchip moves data in 3D

University of Cambridge scientists have created a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions for the first time.

Scientists store Shakespeare's sonnets in DNA

Scientists say they've found a comparatively error-free way to store data in DNA, and have already used it to encode Shakespeare's sonnets and MP3 music files.

Genetics book encoded in DNA

To demonstrate that DNA's suitable for use as a large-scale data storage medium, a team of scientists has encoded a 5.27MB book using DNA microchips, and then read it back again.

Images stored in box of vapor

Giving a different meaning to data storage in the cloud, scientists have succeeded in storing a miniature movie in a room-teperature atomic vapor.

Kingston fires up new HyperX 3K SSD

Kingston has rolled out a new SSD targeted at gamers and enthusiasts on a budget. The HyperX 3K - which uses MLC flash NAND - is a 2.5-inch form factor unit with a SATA 3.0 6 Gb/s interface.

Magnetic monopoles imaged for first time

Scientists have captured direct images of the long-theorized but never before seen magnetic monopoles. Monopoles - magnets which have just a single pole - were theoretically conceived by the British-Swiss physicist Paul Dirac, who showed in the 1930s that their existence is consistent with  quantum theory.