| ||Thread Tools|
|16th October 2012, 08:26||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Case Western University Researchers Develop Tech Aimed at Making 2 TB Optical Discs
Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed technology aimed at making an optical disc that holds 1 to 2 terabytes of data -- the equivalent of 1,000 to 2,000 copies of Encyclopedia Britannica. The entire print collection of the Library of Congress could fit on five to 10 discs. The discs would provide small- and medium-sized businesses an alternative to storing data on energy-wasting magnetic disks or cumbersome magnetic tapes, the researchers say. To push technology to market, the leaders of the effort have launched a company.
"A disc will be on the capacity scale of magnetic tapes used for archival data storage," said Kenneth Singer, the Ambrose Swasey professor of physics, and co-founder of Folio Photonics. "But, they'll be substantially cheaper and have one advantage: you can access data faster. You just pop the disc in your computer and you can find the data in seconds. Tapes can take minutes to wind through to locate particular data."
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Researchers develop cell spray to repair hearts, healthy dose of electricity included||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||6th August 2012 08:29|
|Researchers develop femtosecond laser that can diagnose, blast cancerous tumors||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||25th July 2012 06:27|
|MIT researchers develop chip that can harvest energy from multiple sources||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||10th July 2012 06:58|
|Carnegie Mellon researchers develop robot that takes inventory||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||2nd July 2012 09:44|
|Researchers build optical transistor out of silicon, provide path to all-optical comp||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||2nd May 2012 08:01|
|Microsoft Waives Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees for University Researchers||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||26th April 2012 07:59|
|Seagate and Samsung to Jointly Develop SSD Tech||jmke||WebNews||0||12th August 2010 15:51|
|Researchers develop a 360-degree holographic display||jmke||WebNews||0||31st August 2007 12:59|
|New Material Aimed at Making PC Fans Obsolete||jmke||WebNews||1||22nd February 2007 18:18|