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won't they be soo heavy that, if you put 4 in a RAID 5 configuration they might rip out of your case and punch a hole in your floor?
    
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Most of you need to go back, read the article, and watch the video.
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post #33 of 106
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Umm yeah that's exactly what i said, Composite armor with a depleted uranium mesh. its not made from solid uranium.

com·pos·ite ar·mor
Composite armour is a type of vehicle armour consisting of layers of different material such as metals, plastics, ceramics or air.

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Screw hard drives i want a depleted uranium katana!
Why? So you have a weapon that is too heavy to wield, but not capable of holding an edge as well as steel?
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Why? So you have a weapon that is too heavy to wield, but not capable of holding an edge as well as steel?
It was just a joke, but the fact of the matter is you could wield it. It would be heavy, but not unusable. A typical katana would weigh about 2 to 3 pounds, so the same thing in uranium would be less than 10 pounds.

Im not talking about flea market katanas either im talking about the real thing.
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won't they be soo heavy that, if you put 4 in a RAID 5 configuration they might rip out of your case and punch a hole in your floor?
Well... Yes.
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Not the radioactive version. Sheesh.

Watch the researchers explain it (and hold the stuff right in their hands).

Magnetic Uranium - Periodic Table of Videos

And check out the research paper.

The interesting part of this, though, is if they can find a molecule where this effect works at human-habitable temperatures, you could eventually have $100 multi-exabyte hard drives.
Interesting video, don't know if I'm going to pay 32 dollars to look at a paper that I most likely won't understand 95% of...
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post #38 of 106
If the US Navy switched from Depleted Uranium to Tungsten based ammunition due to potential health hazards I am not entirely convinced that long time exposure to 99.999% non-radioactive Uranium is the way to go.

Besides most Solid State Physics is -150c (above the Verwey Transition) and from what they are describing thats what they are looking at for molecule alignment.
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Erp. Wouldn't want to smash that up with a hammer. Radioactivity aside, depleted uranium is toxic. O_O
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Bah, I'll rather not have it depleted before I get it... That way I won't need to plug my PC into the wall.
hell yea, self-powered PC
too bad it'll need a 50 cms lead case... that'd make maintenance a bit hard
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