David Kirkpatrick

July 7, 2010

Toward perfect 3D data storage

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:19 am

Via KurzweilAI.net — You can find the news below, and this is the first taste of the new KurzweilAI format after the site relaunch this past Monday.

A Step Closer to Perfect 3-D Data Storage

July 7, 2010


The ultimate in holographic (three-dimensional) data storage–a chemically pure crystal composed solely of fluorescent proteins that can be read and reversibly switched between at least two different states using nothing but light from lasers–is being developed in preliminary research by an international group of scientists.

Such a crystal would represent something approaching the theoretical limit of data density in a storage medium: each bit would be represented by a single molecule.

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Topics: Computers/Infotech/UI | Physics/Cosmology

Source: Technology Review — July 6, 2010


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