The University of the Basque Country on track

From a life-cycle perspective, any economic activity, including academic activity (teaching and research), may have a negative impact not only on its immediate environment, but also throughout its value chain. “In the field of engineering, it is very common to use the life cycle methodology and estimate the environmental impact of a given product, but…

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HDD Areal Density Growth Slows as Capacity Increases

While the capacity of hard disk drives increased from 10TB in 2016 to 20TB in 2021, the areal recording density of high-capacity HDDs hasn’t increased nearly as much. Areal density is stagnating, observed Tom Gardner, a technology and intellectual property consultant as well as webmaster at IEEE Silicon Valley History Committee. The report notes that areal recording density…