Southampton Uni to save the world?

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pap posted this 22 February 2016

Boffins at Southampton University will be presenting a new storage format this week.   Able to store vast amounts of data for billions of years, it's possible that the format will be used to record what we know about the world in its entirety.

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University’sOptoelectronics Research Centre(ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing.

The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening a new era of eternal data archiving. As a very stable and safe form of portable memory, the technology could be highly useful for organisations with big archives, such as national archives, museums and libraries, to preserve their information and records.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page

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Sfcsim posted this 22 February 2016 - Last edited 22 February 2016

This coupled with the very early signs of a cure for cancer.... They are doing alright for themselves. 

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14258016.Southampton_scientists_on_verge_of_major_cancer_breakthrough/

Sussexsaint posted this 22 February 2016

Glass computers ?

Pah, the Liberator had that sussed 30 odd years ago

PhilippineSaint posted this 22 February 2016

I can use that amount of storage space for my offshore porn collection.

 

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Intiniki posted this 22 February 2016

After my time at the uni I am not the biggest fan. But the grounds are nice. My main memory though is my sister falling in a little pond aged about 2 and my dad jumping in to pull her put.  

Goatboy posted this 22 February 2016

Originally posted by Intiniki

After my time at the uni I am not the biggest fan. But the grounds are nice. My main memory though is my sister falling in a little pond aged about 2 and my dad jumping in to pull her put.  

 She was young to be at Uni.

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Ex-Trader posted this 22 February 2016

Originally posted by pap

Boffins at Southampton University will be presenting a new storage format this week.   Able to store vast amounts of data for billions of years, it's possible that the format will be used to record what we know about the world in its entirety.

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University’sOptoelectronics Research Centre(ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing.

The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening a new era of eternal data archiving. As a very stable and safe form of portable memory, the technology could be highly useful for organisations with big archives, such as national archives, museums and libraries, to preserve their information and records.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page

 Hmm - I'd still make a couple of back-ups though.

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pap posted this 22 February 2016

Originally posted by Ex-Trader

 Hmm - I'd still make a couple of back-ups though.

 Backup London.  Finally.

http://www.tvgohome.com/0106-2001.html

Fowllyd posted this 23 February 2016

I see there's a holiday specifically for Tokyo there. Very thoughtful.

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pap posted this 23 February 2016

Originally posted by Fowllyd

I see there's a holiday specifically for Tokyo there. Very thoughtful.

 He and Dunstable were made for each other.