Atomic Level Data Storage 500x More Dense than Current Storage Technology

The Scoop: Nano technology scientists at Delft University of Technology have engineered a storage method that stores bits of data at the atomic level. It is estimated that this technology “could store the entire library of congress on a dust mite”. Where it has the possibility of storing 100 terabytes per square inch.

The Fuss: Watch the video above for a brief explanation into what this technology is all about.

It will be many years until we see this technology utilized in practical applications but it’s good to see that we are making headway on the storage frontier. As of right now, data storage is still costly and our consumption of said data storage constantly increases. Read more about this technology, its history, and possible applications in the article from Popular Mechanics.

 

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