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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eternal 5D Data Storage: One Step Closer To Billion-Year Archiving

Eternal 5D Data Storage

Phys.Org | February 15, 2016

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.
Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing.
The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening a new era of eternal data archiving. As a very stable and safe form of portable memory, the technology could be highly useful for organisations with big archives, such as national archives, museums and libraries, to preserve their information and records.


<more at; related links:      (Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever.   April 18, 2014) and (5D Data Storage by Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring in Glass. Jingyu Zhang, Mindaugas Gecevičius, Martynas Beresna, and Peter G. Kazansky. 2013. [Abstract: The high-density five dimensional data storage with ultrafast laser writing is demonstrated. The text file is recorded by polarization controlled self-assembled form birefringence and retrieved in glass opening the era of unlimited lifetime data storage.])>

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