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Graphene Oxide Polymer Offers New Posibilities for Optical Recording

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By focusing an ultrashort laser beam onto a graphene oxide polymer, researchers have developed a new material for multimode optical recording.
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Domain walls as new information storage medium


While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism. Continue reading “Domain walls as new information storage medium” »

New 5D technology for “eternal” data storage


A research group in Britain has recorded data into a crystal of nanostructured glass. This future storage with practically unlimited lifetime and capacity exceeding Blu-Ray’s by 2,800 times might save civilization’s data for aliens if humankind is gone. Continue reading “New 5D technology for “eternal” data storage” »

Here’s how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD

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We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world’s data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all? In Nature Communications today, we, along with Richard Evans from CSIRO, show how we developed a new technique to enable the data capacity of a single DVD to increase from 4.7 gigabytes up to one petabyte (1,000 terabytes). Continue reading “Here’s how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD” »