Molecular storage breakthrough stores information for millions of years without energy

Molecular storage breakthrough stores information for millions of years without energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the amount of information we create and store increases exponentially we need new radical ways to store it for long periods of time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Books can burn. Computers get hacked. DVDs degrade....

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Researchers invent a new form of memory for future chemical computers, the Chit

Researchers invent a new form of memory for future chemical computers, the Chit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The computers of the future won’t just be silicon, they’ll be biological, chemical, liquid, photonic and quantum, for starters, and they’ll all need new components.   In modern day computer science information is stored in binary Bits, and in quantum computer science, information is stored...

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US spy agencies prepare to build DNA computers and molecular storage systems

US spy agencies prepare to build DNA computers and molecular storage systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Storing and processing huge amounts of data requires huge power hungry hyperscale datacenters, which could all be replaced with DNA and Molecular computers the size of a table, powered by a car battery.   This week Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a group within...

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Researchers use just 14 atoms to build the world’s first 0.5nm transistor

Researchers use just 14 atoms to build the world’s first 0.5nm transistor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As silicon based transistors, the bed rock of today’s modern computing platforms, near their theoretical limits we will see the birth of several new types of computing platforms that will dominate the decades to come.   We are always being told that Moore’s Law is...

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Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nanoscale computers could work inside, or outside the body to help control, direct and interact with other atomic, molecular or nanoscale devices and systems.   While the trend for miniaturisation in consumer technology has been halted in recent years with the rise of the ‘phablet’,...

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