"GE Global Research, GE's technology development arm,
announced yesterday that it has developed a holographic storage
material that can support 500 gigabytes of data storage capacity in
a standard DVD-sized disc.
"The company says it will take a few years to commercialize the
technology, but it envisions consumers someday using it to store
3-D TV and other high-resolution formats.
""GE's breakthrough is a huge step toward bringing our
next-generation holographic storage technology to the everyday
consumer," Brian Lawrence, head of GE's Holographic Storage
program, said in a statement."