How's this for "wow" material. A uni student in India thinks he has found a way to store up to a whopping 450GB of data onto............wait for it.......................A PIECE OF PAPER!
Abideen, who hails from the Kerala, India, claims that that his Rainbow system is better than a binary storage because instead of using ones and zeros to represent data, Abideen uses geometric shapes such as squares and hexagons to represent data patterns. Color is also used in the system to represent other data elements. According to Abideen, all that's required to read the Rainbow prints is a scanner and specialized software.
Though in very early stages of development, there doesnt appear to be anything major getting in the way of this yet to be proven technology.
For the full rundown on it have a read of this article over at the DailyTech peeps.
According to a report from the Arab News, a university technology student named Sainul Abideen has invented a method of storing massive amounts of digital data on a plain piece of paper that he claims could store many times the capacity of the best Blu-ray or HD-DVD discs. In fact, Abideen says that his Rainbow technology can enable him to store from 90 to 450GB on a piece of paper. As far as a real life demonstration of a 450GB paper goes, the technology still needs development.