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."