Dozens of gigabytes of data can now be encoded on a virtually indestructible glass hard drive that’s the size and shape of a drink coaster.Microsoft just revealed a proof of concept.It’s a thin square of glass that’s been laser-etched with microscopic geometric shapes called “voxels” that contain a combined 75.6 gigabytes of data, which contains the 1978 film Superman in its entirety.The announcement is a publicity stunt, sure, but the idea of storing our most important data on slices of glass is undeniably poignant – and practical.This week’s announcement happened in partnership with Warner Bros., the major Hollywood movie studio that produced said Superman movie.According to the company’s press release, these little glass coasters could help Warner Bros. transition its archives from vulnerable 35-millimetre film onto a medium that could last centuries.
Global Beverage Coaster - Market Overview:A beverage coaster is a small mat which is used for resting beverages upon it.Beverages coaster protects the surface, such as table from getting heated or dirty from the beverage kept in a glass, cup, bowl etc.The beverage coasters are made of paper or foam which soaks the excess water of beverage cups, beer mugs, etc.which are expected to witness extensive growth during the forecast period 2017-2025.Request to Sample of Report @ Beverage Coaster - Market Dynamics:In recent years, beverage coaster market have seen a noticeable growth due to the usage in hospitality industry.In addition, the increase in consumption of beverages due to improved lifestyle of consumers are driving the growth for the usage of beverage coaster across the globe.Moreover, the beverage coaster market is getting restricted due to intense competition from local manufacturers across the globe.Global Beverage Coaster Market – Key players:Few of the key players in the beverage coaster market are The Katz Group Americas, Inc., Cangnan Worldwide Gifts Co., Ltd., Coaster Factory, Yangjiang Zhixiang Industry & Trade Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Artgift Trading Ltd., Shenzhen Longgang Jinweixin Silicone Product Factory, etc.The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data.