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Monthly Tech Brief from Kodak, Nanotechnology and You

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Oct. 29, 2001--As information technology and imaging applications converge in the infoimaging market, ready and reliable access to documents is critical. From the flow of ink to the page to the retrieval of that page at some time in the future, reliability and repeatability are key. At Kodak, scientists and engineers are as concerned with your ability to get your data 50 years from now as they are with making certain your pictures and prints come out right the first time. Nanotechnology and You The stuff of science fiction novels, nanotechnology has early roots in photography. Not only did you use it the last time you clicked the shutter; your parents likely did as well. At Kodak, though, making nanoparticles isn't limited to films; it's a key part of our work in inks and other materials as well. In fact, Kodak's nanoparticle-based inks provide better, more saturated color and greater reliability for the printhead. To find our more about nanotechnology at Kodak, click http://www.kodak.com/go/research. Protecting Crucial Information from Technological Obsolescence Today's 80-100 GB hard drives will let you store a lifetime of data--e-mail, scanned documents, word processing files, photographs, and such--right on your PC. You can access the files quickly, copy data from one file into another. It's fast. It's useful. So why does the Gartner Group recommend having a human-readable archive as well? Hard drives can crash; digital media can become obsolete and the data they hold inaccessible. To find out how Kodak has combined digital and analog archiving to provide businesses with the best of both, click http://www.kodak.com/go/research.

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