1 Million Year Disk

1 Million Year Disk

Despite advances in hard disk technology, disk backup without all the risk of using a known fact that more than a few years. However, scientists developed a new disc, seems to disprove this fact. The sapphire disk, allegedly to withstand 1 million years.

Waste management agency, the project's starting point on the order ANDRA nuclear waste. Nuclear waste is a very long life, such records are equally long-lived waste should be buried in the places. Sapphire disc was developed for this purpose, the acid and said simulated aging tests show a great success. Device consisting of two thin disk made ??of industrial-type sapphires 20 inches long.


However, there are two problems in implementing this technology: First, the prototype cost $ 30,000. Second, and more interestingly for us, this information will be forwarded tens of thousands of people how to live on after year. Tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people who live on after the year is not possible to predict which language to use. Even today, ten thousand years ago used the dominant language of that era are having difficulty in understanding. Researchers have clearly "information does not have any idea about the need to write the language in which" they say.