Monday, September 15

Bacteria Work as Hard Drives

A group of Chinese students have developed a method to store complex data in the living bacteria. This discovery help to saving text, images, music and video in a living cells. This might be the safest way to store data, because bacteria constantly reproduce. A group of single-celled organisms could store a piece of information for thousands of years.

Bio-storage, the term for storing and encrypting information in organisms, has only existed for close to a decade, but new discovery allow to store more complex information in organisms. 

Most amazing part of this discovery is "Capacity", one gram of this type of bacteria can hold the same amount of information as 450, 2,000 GB hard drives.  


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