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IBM Figures Out How To Store Data In Single Atom

IBM said it’s created the world’s smallest magnet, using one atom. And the company said it can store a bit of data on that single atom.

Right now, hard drives use about 100,000 atoms to store a bit of data. So, how big of a deal is this?

To find out, we’ve called Richard Kiehl, a professor in ASU’s School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.