If youâ€™ve seen the Superman movies or read the comic books, youâ€™ll recall that Supermanâ€™s parents recorded the history of Krypton along with a lifetime of their own knowledge and possible answers for Superman on a small crystal that can last a lifetime and endure extreme temperatures. At the time, that seemed like the incredible musings of science fiction and just some far-fetched story arc to explain the unexplainable. Well maybe that crystal technology was not so far-fetched after all.
Scientists at the University of Southampton, in the UK, have made an amazing discovery using nanostructured glass, they have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. As described in a press release disseminated by the University of Southampton, the process works by â€œâ€¦recording using ultrafast laser, producing extremely short and intense pulses of light. The file is written in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by five micrometres (one millionth of a metre). The self-assembled nanostructures change the way light travels through glass, modifying polarisation of light that can then be read by combination of optical microscope and a polariser, similar to that found in Polaroid sunglasses.â€ In simple terms, these scientists found a way to laser inscribe a tremendous amount of data onto a glass disc by distorting the laser light as it penetrates the glass â€œdiscâ€ to separate the light particles and allow it to see in a 5 dimensional manner.
Of course this technology is in its infancy stage at this time, but just knowing itâ€™s possible to record essentially all of our recorded history and ensure that it will last through another possible ice age or thermal meltdown and survive until the next species inhabits the Earth and evolves into intelligent sentient beings that can discover these historical archives and have a full historical understanding of who we were and what we accomplished in our time on Earth. Thatâ€™s the stuff comic books are made of, but maybe comic books are not fairy tales but rather a challenge to reach our full potential.
To read the full press release about this new technology, you can click on the following link: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page
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