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R&D 100 Awards

1974 - Optical Digital Recording

Developer: James Russell

This information and retrieval system enables information to be stored as a track of dots about one micron in diameter. The technique now is used by major manufacturers of compact disk technology.

In 1994, the technology was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award, which "honors the creativity and inspiration of those who use modern information technology to improve the course of our lives." This nomination was a finalist in the Science category.

Excerpted from PNNL R&D 100 webpage.

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