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The Evolution of Cloud Computing | Cloud Computing Journal

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Cloud Computing

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Charlotte Au's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:31 PM

This useful article explains how cloud computing has evolved over many years to be where it is now.and how it is likely to develop in the future.

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This is not a toy: Oculus Rift's virtual talents could transform real lives

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Affordable virtual reality gear isn’t just for gaming. It could change how people learn history, rehabilitate from injuries, and interact remotely.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, July 13, 2013 4:05 AM

"Rift will “almost certainly” cost less than $500 at launch." That's amazing. Certainly worth looking into.

Carlo Wisse's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:40 PM

That is what I have come to think about, with virtual reality and the Rift being accessible imagine this harware in the medical sector. Helping people over come thier fears or release from "Ghost limb" These are the possibilities with this technology and I cannot wait to get started on some simulators!

Jason Deegan's curator insight, March 14, 2015 8:00 PM

With the price of the developer kits being under $500, the finished product should be coming withing the $500 range which is a affordable expense considering how much a TV can cost.

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surgeons 3D print stem cells and repair bone with biopen - designboom | architecture & design magazine

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the biopen will help researchers grow new knee cartilage from stem cells on 3D-printed scaffolds to treat cancers, osteoarthritis and traumatic injury.

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10 Ways 3D Printing Will Change the World

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3D printing, dunosaurs, pizza, moon base, 10 ways 3D Printing Will Change the World

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Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime

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Data stored on today's CDs and DVDs has a lifetime of several decades before the physical material begins to significantly decay. Researchers are working on prolonging the lifetime of stored data, but so far reaching even 100 years has been challenging. Now in a new study, researchers have demonstrated a data storage technique that has a lifetime of about 3 x 10E20 years at room temperature—virtually unlimited—which could lead to a new era of eternal data archiving.

The researchers, Jingyu Zhang, Mindaugas Gecevičius, Martynas Beresna, and Peter G. Kazansky at the University of Southampton in the UK, have published a paper in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters on the new data storage technique.

 

"In the fifth decade after the invention of the Internet, more and more data is generated in this Information Age," Zhang told Phys.org. "How to store the data while considering the physical decay of storage materials and techniques has attracted much attention. Many individuals, companies and governments are interested in eternal data archiving to store data for military, science, and confidential purposes. Some applications can already be seen in the market; for example, M-disc and others are still under development. There is also a disc by Hitachi which lasts millions of years. We believe we are presenting the ultimate solution for eternal data archiving."

 

As the scientists explain, there is a general tradeoff in data storage between lifetime and capacity, so that media that store larger amounts of information tend to have shorter lifetimes. For example, physicists have demonstrated the possibility of storing vast amounts of data with individual atoms, yet the storage time is a mere 10 picoseconds at room temperature.

 

The new optical data storage technique presented here provides both excellent lifetime and capacity. To record data, a femtosecond (fs) laser delivers ultrashort (280-fs, with 1 fs = 10-15 seconds) light pulses onto a piece of quartz. The light pulses create nanogratings—tiny dots—in the quartz, with each dot carrying three bits of information. This triple storage is possible because the laser performs multilevel encoding, so that the dots encode the intensity and polarization of the light in three layers of the quartz. Applying this technique, a disc the size of a CD or DVD with about 1000 layers has a data capacity of hundreds of terabytes, compared with hundreds of megabytes for today's commercial discs.

 

To determine the lifetime of the optical data storage system, the researchers subjected the information to accelerated aging to obtain the decay rate. The underlying mechanism of decay is the collapse of nanovoids that exist between the nanogratings; when the nanovoids collapse, the nanogratings become unstable and lose their stored data.

 

The researchers calculated that the decay time of the nanogratings, and thus the lifetime of the data storage system, is about 3 x 1020 years at room temperature, indicating unprecedented high stability. The lifetime decreases at elevated temperatures, but even at temperatures of 462 K (189° C, 372° F), the extrapolated decay time is 13.8 billion years, comparable to the age of the Universe.

Reference: Jingyu Zhang, et al. "Seemingly Unlimited Lifetime Data Storage in Nanostructured Glass." PRL 112, 033901 (2014). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.033901


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Prepare Yourself to Get Portable Console Nvidia Shield | Hi-Techs | Ultimate Technology Info and Reviews

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Nvidia has officially announced that the protable game console project has been made by Nvidia Shield, will slide began in June 2013.

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Ika Mutiara's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:47 PM

Portable Console Nvidia Shield is a new innovation in game play quality. You will get a new experience even more amazing. Other interesting information, you can get the product on the market today. Therefore don't missed it.

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10 industries 3D printing will disrupt or decimate

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As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.

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