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Iconic “Superman” movie stored on quartz glass

05 November 2019

Microsoft and Warner Bros have successfully stored the 1978 “Superman” film on a piece of glass that’s roughly the size of a coaster.

In a proof of concept test for Project Silica, Microsoft and Warner Bros. have successfully stored and read back the classic 1978 “Superman” movie on a 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 mm piece of durable silica glass (Credit: Jonathan Banks for Microsoft.)

Microsoft’s Project Silica uses discoveries in ultrafast laser optics and artificial intelligence to store data in quartz glass. The idea is to develop storage technologies built specifically for cloud computing patterns, rather than relying on the more traditional method of storing media designed to work on computers or other scenarios. 

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