Rainbow technology,a breakthrough in digital data storage enables us to store up to a massive 450GB on just a piece of paper. Rainbow Storage is a group of techniques to store digital data in
denser way much higher capacities can be achieved. Paper is, of course, bio-degradable, unlike CDs or DVDs. And sheets of paper also cost a fraction of the cost of a CD or DVD.
combinations and some symbols
This boon to digital data storage is
developed by Sainul Abideen,
therefore a rainbow picture will be
university technology student at
generated. The technique is used to
the Muslim educational society
achieve high-density storage. With
Engineering College in Kerala.
the help of Rainbow system we would be watching full-length highdefinition videos from a piece of paper! The main attraction is the cheap paper. The Rainbow technology is feasible because
readable by the human eye is a very wasteful use of the potential capacity of paper to store data. By
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
therefore looks like a print-out of the modern art.
The paper can then be read through
developed scanner and the contents decoded into their
Data stored in rainbow format on an ordinary paper.
It uses geometric shapes such as
original digital format and viewed or
squares and hexagons to represent
data patterns, instead of the usual
binary method that uses ones and
zeros to represent data. Besides,
color is also used in the Rainbow
potential capacity of paper
system, to represent other data
to store data. By printing
elements. Files such as text,
images, sounds and video clips are
denser way much higher
encoded in "rainbow format" as
References: Paper" by M. A. Siraj, Arab News (published November 18, 2006; CONCLUSION: accessed November 29, 2006) (published November 24, 2006; accessed November 29, 2006)