Data That Lives Forever is Possible: Japan's HitachiSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 15:49
Data That Lives Forever is Possible: Japan's Hitachi
September 24, 2012
A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi's new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever. As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least.
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