AUSTRALIA – A new optical recording method could fit the data of 300 DVDs on one disc. The technique, which would allow 1.6 terabytes to fit on one disc, uses nanometer-scale particles of gold as the recording medium. The nanoparticles record the information in a range of color wavelengths, allowing them to record different layers of information at different angles, in a 5-D approach.
-http://news.bbc.co.uk/GUANTANAMO BAY – The Senate voted 90-6 against the transfer of 240 detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison camp and denied funding to close it down. These actions stall President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo by January. Both Democrats and Republicans argue that a better plan for closing the camp needs to be formed.
TEHRAN – Iran announced that it had successfully tested a “Sajil” missile, or surface-to-surface missile, which could reach parts of Europe. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the test missile had reached its intended target. The White House said the missile will help the U.S. convince countries such as Russia that Iran is a viable threat.