Digital image stored in single molecule

By Derek Sooman on
Scientists working at the University of Oklahoma have been successful in storing 1024 bits of information in 19 hydrogen atoms. The technique, although in a very experimental stage, may one day pave the way for a next generation hard drive that can store hundreds of terabytes of information.

"...the technique, dubbed "molecular photography", could one day be used to pack massive amounts of digital information into a tiny space but admits that the process is currently experimental.... ....In their experiments, the researchers used a molecule to store a black and white image, 32 pixels square. The image was encoded in binary 1s and 0s that can easily be processed by a computer."

More here at New Scientist.com

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