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FounDit
Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:56:46 PM

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I thought this was very interesting.


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Epiphileon
Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:32:22 PM

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Intensely interesting. Looking for more info.

This article talks a little more about it, but still not much on the actual mechanics.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 3:29:12 AM

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Fox News ;-)

"In completing the work, the researchers were able to magnetize individual atoms of holomium -- a rare earth element -- and use the two poles of magnetism to stand in place for the 1s and 0s."

It's holmium to my knowledge.


Interesting, anyway. Thanks for the links, FD and Epi.


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leonAzul
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 4:05:12 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Fox News ;-)

"In completing the work, the researchers were able to magnetize individual atoms of holomium -- a rare earth element -- and use the two poles of magnetism to stand in place for the 1s and 0s."

It's holmium to my knowledge.


Interesting, anyway. Thanks for the links, FD and Epi.


One of those alternative elements ?


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:27:49 PM

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leonAzul wrote:
One of those alternative elements ?
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Thanks FounDit, very interesting.

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FounDit
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 2:32:27 PM

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leonAzul wrote:
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Fox News ;-)

"In completing the work, the researchers were able to magnetize individual atoms of holomium -- a rare earth element -- and use the two poles of magnetism to stand in place for the 1s and 0s."

It's holmium to my knowledge.


Interesting, anyway. Thanks for the links, FD and Epi.


One of those alternative elements ?


Whistle


Hey-y-y, an alternative element is still an element, right?...LOL.
After all, alternating current is still current, and alternating seasons are still seasons, and alternating leaves on a stem...well, you get the point, I hope...Dancing


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:36:43 AM

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For a computer illiterate...

...the future of computing is unintelligible, incoherent, indecipherable, muddled, jumbled, unfathomable, indistinct obscure, puzzling, mysterious, baffling, enigmatic, perplexing, opaque, impenetrable, inscrutable, unfathomable and above all above our heads.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
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