Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is producing vast quantities of information and today’s storage technologies are increasingly struggling to keep up.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute...

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Microsoft have created an all in one desktop DNA storage device

Microsoft have created an all in one desktop DNA storage device

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our data volumes explode we need new ways to store it all, and DNA is a perfect solution – if we can get it to work.   By all reports the modern world is facing a tsunami of data as we produce exabtyes of the...

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Microsoft will offer DNA storage in the cloud by 2020

Microsoft will offer DNA storage in the cloud by 2020

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With the amount of information on the planet exploding and traditional storage technologies reaching their theoretical limits we need a new way to store the torrents of data society is creating, and DNA storage looks increasingly like it’s the answer.   Microsoft, who last year...

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New storage breakthrough stores 215 petabytes on one gram of DNA

New storage breakthrough stores 215 petabytes on one gram of DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With so much new information being generated every day we’re already pushing the limits of today’s technologies, but now ultra-dense, ultra-efficient new forms of storage are appearing on the horizon.   It’s long been known that today we’re generating more information, faster, than ever before....

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Inside Ginkgo, the gene factory where robots help make new weird synthetic organisms

Inside Ginkgo, the gene factory where robots help make new weird synthetic organisms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creating new lifeforms sounds like fun and they taste great too.   Raising glasses of genetically modified beer, the synthetic biologists at Ginkgo Bioworks celebrated the launch of their new automated lab last month and you can take a virtual tour of their facility here. By...

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Storing the worlds information in a shoe box, Microsoft buys millions of strands of DNA

Storing the worlds information in a shoe box, Microsoft buys millions of strands of DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Is Microsoft building its own team of super sales people? No, it’s all about storage. Very dense, very long term storage.   Your next computer might store its data on DNA and while this concept is nothing new Microsoft is spending millions of dollars on buying...

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