1 mar. 2016

Researchers Pack 360 Terabytes of Data into a 1-Inch Glass Disk -- to Last 13.8 Billion Years

Common personal storage devices that can be used to carry computer data.
One of the big drawbacks of data recorded by our culture is that it's longevity relies on the robustness of the medium that it is encoded on: paper rots, magnetic sectors on hard drives fade, and the plastic and aluminum used in optical disks like DVDs eventually degrade and oxidize. The ancients had a penchant for setting things down in stone, a method of preserving information that seems to have worked quite well, but it's a method that our culture doesn't use very frequently. But what if we were to encode information in glass?

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