European researchers may have found a way to speed up data storage 100-fold, breaking one barrier holding back how fast data can be transferred. […] The researchers at York University in the U.K. and Nijmegen University in the Netherlands accomplished the feat by heating a magnetic material with laser bursts that alter what is called the magnetic spin of the material at the atomic level, according to an explanation by York University. There are two possible spins, parallel and anti-parallel, and in storage, these binary states would represent the ones and zeros that designate bit types.
I still find the salmon storage more mouthwatering.
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