Reliving memories through images is a favourite pass-time for many. But all these images can make your phone run out of memory very quickly.
Researchers at University of Manchester are working towards freezing your photos on ice.
Cold molecules can hold more data than hard drives. These new hard drives are slightly bigger than postal stamps and can store 30.8 terabits of data per square inch. That’s about 5300 full length movies.
But nothing happens without a catch. The magnetism of these molecules is unstable. For storing any data they need to be cooled to -213 C. That’s impractical for consumer goods. But it can be useful at data-centers like Google or Facebook which need to store lots of data.
The team wants more research, they’re looking to lower the temperature to -196C. That’s the temperature of liquid nitrogen. A lower temperature can make it easier for data centers to cool molecular storages using liquid nitrogen.It will also allow the possibility of molecular data centers in space
where temperatures hover around -270C.All that research to store cat gifs and selfies.