Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region
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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday, 7 February 2011

Are bacteria the future of data storage?

Extraordinary research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is being carried out into storing vast amounts of data in bacteria. It sounds like science fiction, but maybe this is the way for the future - I won't make any pretence that I have even the vaguest understanding of how this technique works, however. How many of us really have any understanding of how data are stored in silicon-based media for that matter?

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