Store Everything on the Superman Memory Crystal,

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Tiny, nanostructured glass disks could create data archives that outlive the human race.

These ‘eternal’ storage systems, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton, harness five-dimensional digital data that could survive for billions of years.

Dubbed the ‘Superman memory crystal,’ the technique has already recorded major historical documents like the Magna Carta and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, using lasers to etch 5-D data into the glass.

Tiny, nanostructured glass disks could create data archives that outlive the human race. These ‘eternal’ storage systems, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton, harness five-dimensional digital data that could survive for billions of years

Tiny, nanostructured glass disks could create data archives that outlive the human race. These ‘eternal’ storage systems, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton, harness five-dimensional digital data that could survive for billions of years

Each ‘memory crystal’ has 360 TB/disc data capacity, and thermal stability up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

At 190 degrees, the storage systems can survive 13.8 billion years.

And, if stored at room temperature, these disks are essentially immortal.

Researchers from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre use femtosecond – ultrafast – laser writing to produce the recordings.

The laser gives off short, intense pulses of light, inscribing information onto three layers of nanostructured dots.

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