BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 27, 2000 ISSUE
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy nasa/ames research center The Ultimate Library
Incredible amounts of information could be saved on a postage stamp if digital bits were stored as individual atoms. In NASA's visionary scheme, a nanotube is used as the read/write head, and zeros and ones are represented with hydrogen and fluorine atoms, respectively. A stamp might hold the entire Library of Congress and then some.



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