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Apr 29, 2011

Depleted Uranium Could Be Used to Create MASSIVE Hard Drives

Uranium that's been depleted isn't necessarily waste, according to researchers at Nottingham University. They think—besides making ammo and tank armor—it could be used as the basis for future hard drives thousands of times larger than current ones.

You see a molecule comprised of two Uranium atoms has magnetic properties at low temperatures, making the element ideal for a super dense hard drive. Referred to as a single-molecule magnet, this possible application for Uranium wouldn't pose any safety threats because any radioactive properties would be absent. All of this is still in the infant stages of the research project, but imagine being able to store the capacity of today's data center in a single desktop drive. Awesome, right?

12 comments:

fit4life said...

this is a great discovery and innovation! keep us posted!

Zombie said...

Hmmmm... 1000 TB of memory in exchange for radiation poisoning... Sign me up! :D

MRanthrope said...

that would hold a lot of porn!

chitwood.adam said...

in a single desktop drive? that's impressive.

Electric Addict said...

recycling nice

Joel C Anatoli said...

I dont know about you, but I would never put a radioactive laptop on my lap.

Flodström said...

That harddrive would be pretty heavy though :) or rather, pretty dense, I don't know how much you'd need.

Solsby Kid said...

Awesome stuff! Had no idea they could do such things!

Kenzo said...

Can never have enough hd space.

Daft said...

great stuff

=dgrphx= said...

defraging something so big will suck so bad

Inhia said...

scary shit. not like it kills us or anything