“In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind,” Christopher MacManus reports for CNET. “The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.”
“By harnessing the power of a speedy femtosecond laser, researchers successfully wrote and read 300KB of data to an everlasting medium that consists of self-assembled nanostructures within fused quartz,” MacManus reports. “Think of it as a real-life version of the memory crystals seen in the old ‘Superman’ movies.”
MacManus reports, “A team from University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center and Eindhoven’s University of Technology took part in the storage breakthrough. The team was led by Jingyu Zhang.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The Voyagers are gonna be pissed.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “jeffrochin” for the heads up.]