Japanese Researchers Discover Way To Squeeze 42 GB Onto A DVD

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yadge

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It seems like they could have thought of this earlier when it actually would have been useful. I mean, I don't know that much about it, but I would think they would try to get as much out of the DVD as soon as possible, and this advancement doesn't really seem like it would have taken that long to figure out.
 

JonathanDeane

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I wonder why they just do not refine the technology and use it for holographic storage disks.... supposedly those can already store close to 1 TB... (unless the tech is made obsolete by HG storage)
 

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When Thomas Edison was busy trying to invent the light bulb he came up with the vacuum tube which didn't work as a light bulb but was later discovered to have a different purpose.

Still, it's a cool discovery by the Japanese researchers and maybe someday it'll have a purpose.

 

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"pits(really slight impressions) on the surface of the dics"

I had that on my dic once, burned like fire! Hey I'll proofread for you Tom's!
 

Neog2

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Toshiba isnt hurting for cash considering they own the majority stake
of Samsungs DVD buisness wich includes Blu-Ray.
Its a win, win for them either ways. One way would have just gave them
more profits.

Plus they are making tons off of pantents for DVD's.
 

doomsdaydave11

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[citation][nom]habs2009[/nom]Leave it to the Japanese to take something and make it better [/citation]
Are you japanese?
Us stinking Americans can do stuff too :p

Pretty cool, but like Yadge said, it would have been more useful if it came out earlier.
 

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Where the hell are the DVD+QL then?!?! >__>

[citation][nom]1971Rhino[/nom]Well thanks for nothing![/citation]

I like reading comments for the lulz! :D
 

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How about the susceptability to scratch?

I think the tech industry should try another take on flourescing dyes. I know, there already is Fluorescent Multilayer Disc. Unfortunately, its been hoarded up to be inaccessible to consumers. It's just such a waste given its benefits:
- can hold terabytes of data
- very resistant to scratches
- already rewritable when first developed.

Sigh. The things we could have had :(
 
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