Tag Results for giant magnetoresistance (9)

  1. Nanotechnology and the iPodâ¿¿Oh my!

    First there was the rash of news articles touting the recent Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) for making possible your iPod (here, here, here, here, and here), and then the attribution of its discovery to the â''first application of nanotechnology", to create some deal of confusion. Since a majority of the articles referenced above come from the UK press, it is perhaps only fitting that a UK-produced YouTube video try to explain it all. Using a format familiar to anyone who watches The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an interviewer goes …

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  2. Physics Nobel Prize Awarded for Hard Drive Breakthrough

    from reporter Saswato R. Das: Two physicists who discovered an effect that forever changed how humans would store electronic data â'' a discovery that enabled the now ubiquitous Apple iPod â'' have been awarded this yearâ''s Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academyâ''s decision to give scienceâ''s highest honor to Albert Fert of France and Peter Grÿnberg of Germany is acknowledgement of how the discovery of giant magnetoresistance, made independently by the two scientists in 1988, has revolutionized magnetic storage, making it possible to put vast amounts of data on tiny storage devices. GMR (as giant magnetoresistance is referred to) …

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