Boffins

10 10 2007

Albert Fert of France and Peter Grünberg of Germary win this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics. For their discovery of giant magnetoresistance which has revolutionised computer data storage and retrieval.

“Harnessing those tiny changes (called “spintronics”) make it possible to pack more data onto a hard disk. This technology has also helped in the development of handheld devices such as cell phones and mp3 players.”

What that means – you wouldn’t have your iPods (small storage devices) or YouTube (massive data storage requirements) without them.

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10 10 2007
anasuya

Bless ’em both.

Btw, apropos an earlier post ruing pink in your cubicle, I have just added to your collection. Please check my blog. :)

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