A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

… with the help of a robot made by British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, it costs nothing. Browder’s bot handles questions about parking-ticket appeals in the UK. Since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets.

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This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years

… To create the data disc, researchers from the University of Southampton¬†used a process called femtosecond laser writing, which¬†creates small discs of glass using an ultrafast laser that generates short and intense pulses of light. These pulses can write data in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by 5 micrometres (that’s 0.005 mm).

… While the technology was first demonstrated in 2013, it’s now capable of storing much more data: the team has already saved copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Newton’s Opticks, The Magna Carta and The King James Bible on these tiny discs.

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