How Papyrus Can Safeguard Nuclear Waste

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has come up with an interesting way of making sure information about how to handle the buried nuclear waste is left for future generations. Computer technology is notorious for being superceded rather quickly. In the light of this, the UKAEA decided to ditch all the high tech solutions and go for something that has a genuinely proven track record: Papyrus. Or, the closest thing we’ve got that doesn’t involve actual reeds: so-called permanent paper. After all, if it worked for the Ancient Egyptians, it should work for us

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