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Data storage

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Data storage is the recording (storing) of information (data) in a storage medium. [1]

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Archival science

Archival science, or archival studies, is the study and theory of building and curating archives, which are collections of recordings and data storage devices.

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An atmosphere is a layer or a set of layers of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body.

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A barcode (also bar code) is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode.

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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.

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Computer data storage

Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media that are used to retain digital data.

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Content format

A content format is an encoded format for converting a specific type of data to displayable information.

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A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of colored wax, charcoal, chalk or other material used for writing or drawing.

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Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables.

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Data compression

In signal processing, data compression, source coding, or bit-rate reduction involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation.

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Data transmission

Data transmission (also data communication or digital communications) is the transfer of data (a digital bitstream or a digitized analog signal) over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel.

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Digital data

Digital data, in information theory and information systems, is the discrete, discontinuous representation of information or works.

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Digital preservation

In library and archival science, digital preservation is a formal endeavor to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible and usable.

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Digital Revolution

The Digital Revolution, also known as the Third Industrial Revolution, is the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics which began anywhere from the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record keeping that continues to the present day.

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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A document is a written, drawn, presented, or memorialized representation of thought.

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Electronic document

An electronic document is any electronic media content (other than computer programs or system files) that are intended to be used in either an electronic form or as printed output.

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Electronic media

Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical audience to access the content.

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In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object.

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The exabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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External storage

In computing, external storage comprises devices that store information outside a computer.

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Flip-flop (electronics)

In electronics, a flip-flop or latch is a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store state information.

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Format war

A format war describes competition between mutually incompatible proprietary formats that compete for the same market, typically for data storage devices and recording formats for electronic media.

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Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma).

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Handwriting is the writing done with a writing instrument, such as a pen or pencil, in the hand.

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Hard disk drive performance characteristics

Higher performance in hard disk drives comes from devices which have better performance characteristics.

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Information is any entity or form that provides the answer to a question of some kind or resolves uncertainty.

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Information Age

The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a 21st century period in human history characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.

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International Data Corporation

International Data Corporation (IDC) is a provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

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Input/output operations per second (IOPS, pronounced eye-ops) is an input/output performance measurement used to characterize computer storage devices like hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), and storage area networks (SAN).

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A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.

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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

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List of art media

Art media is the material used by an artist, composer or designer to create a work of art.

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Machine-readable data

Machine-readable data is data (or metadata) in a format that can be easily processed by a computer.

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Machine-readable medium

In Communications and computing a machine-readable medium (automated data medium) is a medium capable of storing data in a format readable by a mechanical device (rather than human readable).

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Magnetic ink character recognition

MICR code is a character-recognition technology used mainly by the banking industry to ease the processing and clearance of cheques and other documents.

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Magnetic tape

Magnetic tape is a medium for magnetic recording, made of a thin, magnetizable coating on a long, narrow strip of plastic film.

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Media (communication)

Media are the collective communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information or data.

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Media controls

In digital electronics, analogue electronics and entertainment, the user interface of media may include media controls or player controls, to enact and change or adjust the process of watching film or listening to audio.

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Medium format (film)

Medium format has traditionally referred to a film format in still photography and the related cameras and equipment that use film.

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A memristor (a portmanteau of memory resistor) is a hypothetical non-linear passive two-terminal electrical component relating electric charge and magnetic flux linkage.

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Nanodot can refer to several technologies which use nanometer-scale localized structures.

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Nonlinear medium

A nonlinear medium is one which is intended to be accessed in a nonlinear fashion.

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Optical disc

In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc (OD) is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes binary data (bits) in the form of pits (binary value of 0 or off, due to lack of reflection when read) and lands (binary value of 1 or on, due to a reflection when read) on a special material (often aluminium) on one of its flat surfaces.

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The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.

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Plant-based digital data storage

Plant-based digital data storage is a futuristic view that proposes storing digital data in plants and seeds.

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Private copying levy

A private copying levy (also known as blank media tax or levy) is a government-mandated scheme in which a special tax or levy (additional to any general sales tax) is charged on purchases of recordable media.

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Random access

In computer science, random access (more precisely and more generally called direct access) is the ability to access any item of data from a population of addressable elements roughly as easily and efficiently as any other, no matter how many elements may be in the set.

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Recording format

A recording format is a format for encoding data for storage on a storage medium.

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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.

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Semiconductor memory

Semiconductor memory is a digital electronic data storage device, often used as computer memory, implemented with semiconductor electronic devices on an integrated circuit (IC).

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Skywriting is the process of using a small aircraft, able to expel special smoke during flight, to fly in certain patterns that create writing readable by someone on the ground.

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Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass.

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Smoke signal

The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication.

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Sustainable design

Sustainable design (also called environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design, etc.) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

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Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.

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Volatile memory

Volatile memory, in contrast to non-volatile memory, is computer memory that requires power to maintain the stored information; it retains its contents while powered on but when the power is interrupted, the stored data is quickly lost.

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Volatile organic compound

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_storage

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