Anders Bylund writes:
Are we on the brink of a data storage revolution? Professor Venkatesan Renugopalakrishnan would like to think so, because he has developed a medium that should allow 50 TB of data stored on a DVD-sized disc. His research team, in cooperation with Japanese electronics giant NEC, has developed a prototype disc covered in a modified form of bacteriorhodopsin proteins.
Link: Ars Technica. So, in other words, if this pans out you'll be able to watch "Creature from the Black Lagoon" using something resembling the pond scum through which he crawled. Seriously, I'm convinced that storage technology is the place to watch for the next big disruption. Also see a related post from Monday. --Dennis