One of the challenges in the development of the computing world is the creation of large-capacity storage media and can last long.
To answer that challenge, researchers from the University of Southampton has recently managed to create a new storage medium that is otherwise capable of storing up to 360 TB and can last up to 13.8 billion years old.
|The new technology of storage media called '5D' developed by University of Southampton, can accommodate as many as 360 TB of data. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XCLeZ)|
The storage media is also said to be very tough. It can withstand the heat of the flame to a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius and freezing conditions up to minus 190 degrees celsius.
The technique used involves a laser with a very high degree of precision, ie to a count of femtoseconds, or 1/1,000 trillion second intervals. The file is stored is written in three layers of blocks spaced 5 microns or 0.005 mm.
So far, some important documents had been 'immortalized' in a new storage media, namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Magna Carta, and the King James Bible. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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