Data search

July 28, 2000

Coventry University researcher Lesley Wears has been awarded more than Pounds 150,000 to develop improved methods of storing data. The density at which data are stored on local servers must increase 1,000-fold within the next ten years.

Dr Wears, based in the university's centre for data storage materials, has been given fellowships by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and the Royal Society. She will pursue her research into results obtained on a data-storage material developed at the centre, which give a virtually identical performance to those reported recently by computer giant IBM.

Details: www.coventry.ac.uk

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