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[November 26, 2013]
Within the past week, I have seen two stories in the news about super long life optical discs. One source referred to them as “ million year storage disks ” while the other quoted the stretch goal of a “ 1 billion year” disc.
Both articles are referring to a research paper which was recently published by the University of Twente (in the Netherlands). In the paper, doctoral student and researcher Jeroen de Vries explains an experiment he has done which could theoretically result in a disc with a million-year lifespan.
This post is not an attack on Jeroen’s work – it looks solid…
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