Scientists work on 5D memory

A team of British and Dutch scientists has made a breakthrough with a discovery called 5D memory. The innovation will soon allow users to store enormous quantities of information in very small space greatly boosting capacities of various storage devices.

The technology is based on quartz nano-glass where information takes five dimensions depending on the size of the nanometer particles building the entire structure, their direction and orientation in a three-dimensional space.

A powerful laser does the recording onto the nano-glass with the scientists being able to write a 300 KB file in just three laser-created dots. The team believes the new recording method has a bright future, as it is capable of recording 360 TB of data on a single 120 mm optical disk, which is much, much more that current Blu-Ray disks. In addition the technology is very durable – the written information can last for a million years while withstanding temps that reach 1000 degrees Celsius.


Source: RT.com

Related posts

Intel to add new mobile Ivy Bridge chips in Q1 2013

The Intel Ivy Bridge architecture debuted back in April of this year and since then has decisively occupied the CPU market everywhere. Still it appears there are some market niches left for the 22 nm Intel chips - mainly in the budget market segment. This is the reason why...

Samsung presents the Artik line of IoT processors

Samsung presents the Artik line of IoT processors

The Korean tech giant Samsung has quietly presented a new family of processors designed for the ever growing Internet of Things (IoT). The family is called Artik and includes three chips with very low power consumption. We’ll describe the Artik family with a few words here – first we have the...

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family with New Models

Apple updated the aluminum unibody MacBook® Pro line to include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models featuring Apple's innovative built-in battery for up to 40 percent longer battery life. Each MacBook Pro includes an LED-backlit display with greater color intensity, the innovative glass...

Leave a comment