DNA: The Hard Drive of the Future?

DNA – The Hard Drive of the Future? Last week in Boston, a team of scientists presented findings to the American Chemical Society (ASC). The concept of storing large amounts of data in a small space, and having that vessel be preserved for thousands of years, seems challenging. Until you think about how the cells…

Storing Shakespeare in your Blood? Not exactly, but close.

Scientists announced on January 23, 2013 that they have successfully converted 739 kilobytes of hard drive data in genetic code. Not only that, but they retrieved the content with 100 percent accuracy! When one imagines the evolving coexistence of humans and machines, people often let paranoia and technophobia dictate a dystopian future a la George…