By adding a bit of silver to a thin layer of salmon sperm DNA and sandwiching it all between two electrodes, scientists have created a data storage device that could lead to a cheaper replacement for silicon.
Two years ago, GE announced they were working on a prototype form of storage that used micro-holographic technology crammed 500 GB onto an optical disc. Now they're able to write data onto those discs at speeds equivalent to a Blu-ray burner.
A storage density of 51MB per square centimeter? Whatever, standard DVDs. Australian scientists developed a new multilayer optical storage medium that can house data at 1.1TB/cm3.
So what exactly is a Vmedia disc? Well, it's pretty much the worst idea ever.