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Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute successfully encoded several different file formats onto strands of synthetic DNA
, which were then sent to an American lab and sequenced to extract the data. Selections included Shakespeare, audio of Dr. Martin Luther King, and photos of their lab. If the idea sounds vaguely familiar, you've probably been reading Dresden Codak.
posted by BZArcher
on Jan 24, 2013 -
IBM has developed a new storage technology called Millepede
which has more in common with old-school punch cards than it does with magnetic hard drives. The system uses a tiny heated sensor to mark a thin polymer layer, and can already store 400 gigabytes per square inch
. And it will improve. Will we ever have enough important information to fill up such ridiculous amounts of space?
posted by sixfoot6
on Feb 10, 2000 -