Could Magnetic Skyrmions Hold the Answer to Better Data Storage? (video) Durham University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The use of nanoscale magnetic whirlpools, known as magnetic skyrmions, to create novel and efficient ways to store data is being explored in a new research project led by Durham University and funded by the EPSRC. Credit Durham University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.