Hitachi and Matsushita have unveiled Ram drives and disks based on the DVD (digital video disk) standard, despite problems in bringing the technology to market.
Although 10 companies ratified the DVD standard in early April and Microsoft featured the technology in its beta release of Memphis - the operating system that will replace Windows 95 - PCs from Compaq, Sony and Toshiba that include DVD drives will not be available until the summer.
Toshiba has led the DVD revolution and has released consumer DVD players in the US, along with a DVD-Rom upgrade kit similar to the one offered by Creative Labs. But the adoption of DVD in the IT industry has been slowed by copyright and security issues, despite its impressive digital quality sound and video.
Ceres, located in the asteroid belt, has a carbonaceous-rich upper crust, SwRI study claims
The spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, known as hydroxyls, embedded in the rocky surface of the asteroid
The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth