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Hard Disk Drive Manufacturing Process

Consolidation Of Hard Disk Drive Makers

Wikipedia estimates that over 200 companies were manufacturing hard disk drives at one time or another. Most in that industry who heavily invested in Research and Development has vanished through bankruptcy and acquisition. Today’s survivors are Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital. We will try to share few most important details about these companies here on … Continue reading

His Work Led to a Remarkable Increase in the Computer Storage Capacity

The news about British scientist Prof Stuart Parkin who won the 2014 Millennium technology prize for research that has led to a phenomenal increase in storage capacity of digital devices and announced the era of cloud computing, was not a surprise. The physicist joins past winners including the inventor of the world wide web, Sir … Continue reading

USB 3.1

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has presented some of the specifications of future USB 3.1 standard. The main improvement is increase the speed of data transfer, which is achieved primarily thanks to a more efficient way of encoding data. The best part is according to announcements USB 3.1 connectors will be fully compatible with the … Continue reading

The History of Data Storage

From the dawn of civilization people have sought a way to store information for long amounts of time, ultimately forever. Ancient Egyptians built pyramids with their inside walls covered with hieroglyphics and even had their rulers mummified. Today, in the era of Facebook and Twitter we are experiencing very similar problems on a different level. … Continue reading

Turing machines – Alan Turing

Alan Turing was the first to boldly ask the question of whether machines can think. He left an indelible mark on the foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, cryptography, and impacted other areas of science. He was openly homosexual in an era in which it was still a punishable offence. Alan Turing, called a discrete … Continue reading

Brilliant mind of mathematician, globetrotter and fisherman – Mihajlo Petrovich Alas

Re-posted from: Igor Sestanj’s Blog It is incomprehensible how Serbian society in this day and age deals with science and art if it is not folklore or mainstream. Allow me to introduce you to one of the worlds greatest minds in the field of differential calculus, practical founder of cryptography in the Balkans and nominated numerous … Continue reading

A pioneer of computer science – Ada Lovelace

Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, was one of the most influential figures in computing history. She is widely considered the first programmer. The U.S. Department of Defense named the universal programming language ADA in her honor. Today, we celebrate an Ada Lovelace Day that highlights the profile of women engaged in science, technology, engineering and … Continue reading