Thumbnail-Sized Chip Holds Equivalent of 20 HD DVDs
Not only does this breakthrough affect data storage, but it has implications for 'green' technology, too. For example, engineers could use selective doping to build ceramic engines that could withstand higher temperatures. That possible outcome, lead engineer Jagdish "Jay" Narayan says, could lead to better fuel efficiency. Doping could also better solar energy by improving the thermal conductivity of the materials used.
While the potential here for energy conservation is great, we still can't get over the fact that this chip has more than 50-times the storage capacity of other silicon-based chips. [From: Computer World]