Rainbow Technology

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printing the data encoded in a

ABSTRACT
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

some

colors,

color

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

known

and

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.

as

rainbow

format,

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

printed

text,

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

a

specially

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

Rainbow

played.

The

technology

squares and hexagons to represent

feasible

data patterns, instead of the usual

text,

binary method that uses ones and

human

zeros to represent data. Besides,

wasteful

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,

the

images, sounds and video clips are

denser way much higher

encoded in "rainbow format" as

capacities



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)

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