Nanotube Chips Promise Billion Year Storage

Currently storage technology has a finite shelf life but researchers are currently investigating promising new storage technologies that could keep data around for the days of warp drive.

The scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California said the new technology can potentially pack thousands of times more data into one square inch of space than today's chips.

“We've developed a new mechanism for digital memory storage that consists of a crystalline iron nanoparticle shuttle enclosed within the hollow of a multiwalled carbon nanotube,” said physicist Alex Zettl, who led this research.

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