MS-DOS Saves the Day

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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.

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