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Researchers build 700TB optical disc that can probably store all of Netflix.

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Researchers have managed to pack a quantity of data equivalent to 28,000 Blu-Rays inside a single 12-cm optical disc.

The academics, from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), RMIT University and the National University of Singapore (NUS), worked jointly to demonstrate a mechanism that improves the data density of optical media.

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Their research is part of ongoing efforts to find efficient means of storing data, while reducing the carbon footprint of data centers by ending their dependence on magnetic disks with a limited life-span.

Optical disc-driven data centers

In an article published in the Science Advances journal, the researchers argue that, while laser-enabled optical data storage offers the best option to meet the growing data demands, the differactive nature of light has limited the size of the information bits that can be recorded, in turn limiting the storage capacity of the optical disks.

nstead, they use a new nanocomposite material, which combines graphene oxide flakes with upconverted nanoparticles (UCNPs) to achieve an unprecedented data density. 

The researchers also note that the technology uses inexpensive continuous-wave lasers, which will further help reduce the operating costs as compared to traditional optical writing techniques that rely on expensive and bulky pulsed lasers. 

“While advances are needed to optimize the technology, the results open new avenues to address the global challenge of data storage. The technology is suited to the mass production of optical disks, so that the potential is enormous,” the researchers claim.

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My name is Lawrence Emmanuel, i am a programmer, a web designer and partially a graphic designer. I am from Ondo state Nigeria, but i currently reside in Lagos state Nigeria. I love science and technology as a whole that is why i thought and brought about TEC9JA.
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