t’s an annoyance for the individual computer user: You’ve updated your operating system, and now you need to reboot. This is so the computer can switch to the modified source code.
One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future. Presently, a compound of several million atoms is needed to stabilize a magnetic bit in a way that hard disk data are secure for several years.
A University of Southern California scientist says he's worked out just how much information is being stored by the human race - and there's an awful lot of it. Two hundred and ninety-five exabytes, to be precise.
In a sort of giant Sim game, scientists are planning to use some of the world's largest supercomputers to simulate all life on Earth, including the financial system, economies and whole societies.