A “bit” of information

From punched cards to modern USB flash drives, science and technology exploited very different physical phenomena. The aim, anyhow, is always the same: to record and elaborate information. In this paper different computer memories will be described: external supports such as cards, floppy disks, CD/DVD and flash memories as well as internal units like thermionic tubes and RAM. In the end, an overview will be given about technologies enabling memory stor

 

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Federico Forneris
Federico Forneris, PhD in Biochemistry and Structural Biology, is Principal Investigator of the Armenise-Harvard Laboratory of Structural Biology at the University of Pavia, Italy

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