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This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years

This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years

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http://www.sciencealert.com/this-new-5d-data-storage-disc-can-store-360tb-of-data-for-14-billion-years

“Researchers in the UK just might have the solution: a five-dimensional (5D) digital data disc that can store 360 terabytes of data for some 13.8 billion years.

To create the data disc, researchers from the University of Southampton used a process called femtosecond laser writing, which creates small discs of glass using an ultrafast laser that generates short and intense pulses of light. These pulses can write data in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by 5 micrometres (that’s 0.005 mm).”

Stephen

Posted on: February 26, 2016, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

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