MS-DOS Saves the Day

#Technology

Thu, Jan 8th, 2009 08:37 by capnasty NEWS

NASA scientists were able to recover research data thought lost after the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, despite the hard-drive's exterior being melted beyond recognition. The survival of the data, which contained studies performed on the gas Xenon, is partly thanks to MS-DOS' way in which it writes its files.

  831

 

You may also be interested in:

Origami USB Stick
SkyJack: Drone That Seeks, Hacks and Takes Over Other Drones, Turning Them Into Zombies
How Leicas are Made
“The algorithm chose; Max attended.”
"A bot that, as you interact with it, turns into a digital representation of you."