Harnessing the power of gold nanoparticles, this next generation optical disk could open the door to the Long Data revolution.
Next Generation Optical Disk
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TEXT ON SCREEN: We’re in the era of Big Data.
Globally we generate over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.
That’s a LOT of cat videos.
And data centres. Massive power-hungry data centres.
They use about 3% of the world’s electricity supply.
And rely mainly on hard disks, which last just two years.
Data storage is a huge challenge.
But scientists from RMIT University may have found a solution.
A next-generation optical disk that can store 400 per cent more data.
And lasts up to 600 years.
The technology harnesses the power of gold nanoparticles and can be mass produced.
It would make data centres more sustainable - using 1000 times less power.
And opens the door to the Long Data revolution.
Long Data captures changes in the real world over decades and centuries.
It opens up new realms of scientific discovery in almost every field.
To unlock that potential we need a way to hold onto all that data.
The next-gen optical disk could be our golden ticket.
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