Holograms Head For The Trenches

THE COLD WAR IS OVER, BUT THE MILITARY STILL CRAVES whiz-bang technology. To win future wars, reasons the Defense Dept.'s Advanced Research Projects Agency, soldiers will need lightning-fast access to oceans of data and digital images. So ARPA is picking up half of the $32 million tab for a five-year research program to commercialize a holographic data storage system (HDSS).

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