It's fantastic to see that there's corporate investment in this sort of basic research. They'll need to put some time into the firmware too though.
Hard drive storage is based on switching magnetic states by magnetism. Switching by laser light could be much faster and could be used on non-spinning media. Laser light switching of a magnetic medium is described in a PhD thesis, Laser-Induced Femtosecond Magnetic Recording, written by Dr Daniel Stanciu, currently a …
I was very disappointed that GMR did not involve Giants with Magnets.
Similarly, disappointed by the Pizzo-Electric effect.
Atomic Force Microscopes anyone? And who are Atomic Force? I suspect that they are DC rather than Marvel and include a particularly wanky superhero along the lines of Van der Waals force Boy.
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