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I think it was like a week or two ago when we posted a video with kids who had no idea what a cassette player was. Today, we find out Sony found a way to fit about 3,700 Blu Rays worth of space onto a single cassette tape. WHAT?!

Here’s how it works, in layman’s terms:

“Sony…uses a vacuum-forming technique called sputter deposition to create a layer of magnetic crystals by shooting argon ions at a polymer film substrate. The crystals, measuring just 7.7 nanometers on average, pack together more densely than any other previous method.”

Oh, my bad that was definitely like the opposite of layman’s terms. Yo, all you need to know is Sony managed to fit 185 TB data onto a cassette and that’s MADDDDD PORNZ. Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to pass the aisle in Best Buy with all the Western Digital and Seagate external hard drives just yet as the technology will be utilized for long-term industrial data backup. But yo, let’s pull out other antiquated technology like the sundial and see if it could do something dope.

[via gizmodo]

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