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2009-08-31 11:35:00

Small, smaller, "nano" data storage! Interest is growing in the use of metallofullerenes "“ carbon "cages" with embedded metallic compounds "“ as materials for miniature data storage devices. Researchers at Empa have discovered that metallofullerenes are capable of forming ordered supramolecular structures with different orientations. By specifically manipulating these orientations it might be possible to  store and subsequently read out information. Carbon exists in the form...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.