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2010-05-24 12:25:00

The lead scientists of a Japanese research team said on Monday that they have found a material that could be used to make a lower-price super disc with data storage capacity thousands of times greater than a DVD. According to Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, chemistry professor at the University of Tokyo, the material transforms from a black-color metal state that conducts electricity into a brown semiconductor when hit by light. The material can switch back and forth between the metal and semiconductor...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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