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2013-11-04 10:42:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last September, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) announced that they planned to revolutionize hard drive storage by building hermetically-sealed disk drives filled with helium. The theory behind this change is that the lighter-than-air gas will create less friction as the plates of the drive spin and allow memory to be accessed more quickly. Today HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, is shipping the worlds-first...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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