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Secure Data Storage... On Your Fingernails 331

opticsorg writes "Secure optical data storage could soon literally be at your fingertips thanks to work being carried out in Japan. Yoshio Hayasaki and his colleagues have discovered that data can be written into a human fingernail by irradiating it with femtosecond laser pulses. Capacities are said to be up to 5 mega bits and the stored data lasts for 6 months - the length of time it takes a fingernail to be completely replaced."
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Secure Data Storage... On Your Fingernails

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.