If you remember the original Superman films, then you'll definitely remember the 'memory crystals' used by the nefarious Lex Luthor, which means you'll probably be excited to hear about the invention of millimeter-wide, hard-as-glass mini Blu Ray discs. In short, the world of Superman isn't as far away!
Researchers at the University of Southampton conceived a method to bend light through glass discs, infusing them with over 50GBs of storage space. These Clark Kents of material engineering claim that their Mini Blu Ray discs store more information than conventional systems and are less likely to overheat or succumb to physical harm.
As if to expound the revolutionary potential of these devices, the researchers have shown that the mini discs can endure temperatures in excess of 1,800F and they can persist for 1,000s of years without the risk of data corruption or degradation. Wow!
Southampton University Researchers Create Millimeter-Wide Mini Blu Ray Discs
1. Mini Blu Ray Discs - The Mini Blu Ray discs are the future for physical data storage.
2. Memory Crystal Technology - Memory Crystal Technology can help to usher in a new era of storage while improving physical durability and data integrity.
3. Bending Light Techniques - Bending light techniques have the potential to create new possibilities for miniaturization and data storage.
1. Data Storage and Archiving - Mini Blu Ray discs and similar technologies could disrupt the data storage and archiving industry by providing more storage capacity, durability, and longevity.
2. Information and Communication Technology - The use of Memory Crystal technology, Bending Light Techniques can open up new markets for the storage and retrieval of high-speed data in Information and Communication Technology.
3. Materials Science - Researchers developing innovative storage methods through Bending Light Techniques and new materials science, with Glass and crystals create new opportunities for the materials science industry.