Paper Memory Mash!
This is just fantasic and amazing! I think this has to be one of the most profoundly important developments in technology r&d all year (at least).
A student called Sainul Abideen in Bangalore has developed a method of ‘storing’ data using small printed shapes called ‘Rainbow Technology’. An A4 sheet of paper can apparently store a staggering 256GB of data!
In a demo at his college laboratory, this writer could see text typed on 432 pages of foolscap paper being stored in a four square inch paper. The writer was even shown a 45-second video clip of a Malayalam film stored on an ordinary paper. Sainul was guided by Prof. Hyderali, head of the MCA Department at the College in all these projects.
*picks up jaw from the floor.
Now we just need cool little scanners – like the business card ones. You’d easly get a full DVD on a business card! LOL! Oh. My. God.