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Submission + - Quartz glass can preserve data for millions of years, Hitachi says (www.cbc.ca) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers in Japan have come up with a novel way to store data — in a wafer of quartz glass — that could preserve it for eons. Electronics company Hitachi says this process protects the information in a durable, waterproof covering that could weather hundreds of millions of years with almost no degradation. Researchers created a prototype using pieces of quartz glass developed by Kyoto University — measuring two centimetres square and just two millimetres thick.

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Quartz glass can preserve data for millions of years, Hitachi says

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  • Reminds me of Ridulian Crystal from Frank Herberts Dune. Ridulian Crystal ~ Crystalline substance used to manufacture printing materials at the thickness of one molecule.

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