For years we have been told that The Scots made the best engineers, but it seems that they are good at science as well. The reason we say this is because Scotiish boffins will now be able to improve your computer and phone memory, which will mean that these devices could soon have more storage capacity.
Current storage methods use a certain amount of power, which has an affect on battery performance. However, this new technology that will use a tiny mechanical arm will not only be faster, but more energy-efficient as well. According to The TechEye, the Edinburgh University has been working closely with both the Seoul National and Konkuk University in Korea.
The use of a nanotube is used in order to record data; this is done by measuring the current that passes through it. The binary value is then taken into count by the use of electrodes that flows through it. There have been other attempts in the past, but this time things seemed to be more successful.
We do not know for certain if and when this technology will be implemented for mass production, as we are still in the early stage. If and when it does happen, then this could certainly have a huge impact in the design of our tablet devices and smartphones.
Do you think that this new technology will make a difference to you and I?