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Hard drive storage is based on switching magnetic states by magnetism. Switching by laser light could be much faster and could be used on non-spinning media. Laser light switching of a magnetic medium is described in a PhD thesis, Laser-Induced Femtosecond Magnetic Recording, written by Dr Daniel Stanciu, currently a …


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  1. bell


    It's fantastic to see that there's corporate investment in this sort of basic research. They'll need to put some time into the firmware too though.

  2. ben

    pew pew,

    May I be the first to welcome our picosecond wielding lazer shooting overlords of immense memory?

  3. Eddie Edwards


    Pizzo electric. Yeah. It's like a pizza, but when you flex it it generates an electric current.

  4. Robert Ramsay

    Maybe after the recent news about their CEO etc.

    it won't be Seagate doing it.

  5. alan


    pewpew ftw pwnt omgwtf win

  6. Anonymous Coward


    I was very disappointed that GMR did not involve Giants with Magnets.

    Similarly, disappointed by the Pizzo-Electric effect.

    Atomic Force Microscopes anyone? And who are Atomic Force? I suspect that they are DC rather than Marvel and include a particularly wanky superhero along the lines of Van der Waals force Boy.

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