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Researchers Demonstrate New Type of Holographic Memory Device

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posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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Researchers Demonstrate New Type of Holographic Memory Device

Researchers have now created a new type of holographic memory device that can store a large amount of datausing spin waves.

The device developed by researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science paves way for new kind of memory storage devices that can store large amount of data in three dimensions.

"The results open a new field of research, which may have tremendous impact on the development of new logic and memory devices," said Alexander Khitun, the lead researcher, who is a research professor at UC Riverside, according to a news release.

The device exploits spin wave interference or collective oscillations of spins in magnets. Currently, storage devices use optical beams. Holography is a technique that captures light scattered by an object, and then presents it in such a way that the observer sees it as a three-dimensional image. The technique, also called "lens-less" photography, captures interference pattern at the film, which makes the image more detailed than a conventional photograph. Holograms seen in driver's licenses and currency notes are just few examples of the technique at work.


Holographic memory, the first time I ever heard of Holographic memory was back in 1984 in the movie 2010 when it was explained that the HAL9000 uses holographic memory.




I wondered then what that would really look and act like. Well this development means we are just about there with that type of technology used in our daily lives. Obviously our reality is lagging behind the described tech in the movies 2001 and 2010 but hey, I think it's close enough. I'll leave this for those who are less than familiar with the topic. It's a bit dated but explains it fairly well.


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posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 09:45 AM
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I feel that technology will eventually leave hardware behind completely. I can't be sure exactly what that means, or else I would be at the patent office right now. All I can imagine is that perhaps permanent magnetic fields could be manipulated to store data, including software and the whole works. One day I will have a poker chip sized computer. When activated, it will generate a soft-screen keyboard and monitor on my desk. It will have almost nothing inside but projectors and stored energy. Everything else will be in the 'field'.



posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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Nice, thanks. What I've enjoyed are the many related and unrelated technologies being both discovered and used in computer-type tech, and lots of smart lads and lasses will take all of them into a room one day and come out with something that will give a quantum leap to the field. And then the next week some other folks, next tech-lab over, will make that one obsolete. Much on the way, and it seems to all build on the "new things" before it, with just the right twist and a few add-ons of the next new things.
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posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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Woohoo!, were almost in the Golden Age of Technology.

1 future please!



posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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I truly feel that over the next decade alone we will *If we don't blow ourselves up* some remarkable advancements in many fields.



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