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+ - Smallest storage space? The nucleus of an atom->

bednarz writes: "Scientists have demonstrated what is being called the "ultimate miniaturization of computer memory," storing data for nearly two seconds in the nucleus of an atom. This is a key step in the development of quantum computers, according to the National Science Foundation. Using a new technique, an international team of scientists demonstrated that information stored in the nucleus has a lifetime of about 1 ¾ seconds, the NSF http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_images.jsp?cntn_id=112538&org=NSF says. "This is significant because before this technique was developed, the longest researchers could preserve quantum information in silicon was less than one-tenth of a second. Other researchers studying quantum computing recently calculated that if a quantum system could store information for at least one second, error correction techniques could then protect that data for an indefinite period of time.""
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