Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Data retention for eternity.

The next breed of solid state drives maybe ???

Researchers at a Zurich university have succeeded in storing and retrieving digital information in DNA segments, the molecules that encode genetic information, a breakthrough that could lengthen the lifespan of information storage by millions of years.

In a paper published by Angewandte Chemie, the team of researchers from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule described how they managed to translate the 1291 Federal Charter of Switzerland and Archimedes' The Methods of Mechanical Theorums, a total of 83 kilobytes of information, into 4991 segments of DNA.

Researchers in the United States were able to encode a 5.27 megabyte book with images into DNA two years ago

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/400620,researchers-make-dna-data-storage-breakthrough.aspx#ixzz3S4edCjXP

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