Jul 11, 2023

Five Dimensional Glass Discs Can Store Data for Upto 13.8 Billion Years

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It’s estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray Discs of data per day – and all and zero of those have to be stored somewhere.

Now, UK researchers may have a solution: a five-dimensional (5D) digital data disc that can store 360 terabytes of data for about 13.8 billion years.

To create the data discs, scientists at the University of Southampton used a process called femtosecond laser writing, which creates tiny discs of glass using ultrafast lasers that generate short and intense pulses of light.

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