Two young researchers in California are working on the data storage system of the future. And it doesn’t involve creating new memory sticks or hard drives. They want to use the same molecule that stores our genetic information.
The human race is producing digital data at an unprecedented rate. Storage media such as DVDs, CDs and hard drives have a lifespan of about ten years. Will our data still be preserved in 20 or 30 years' time?
New scientific techniques are expanding our knowledge of terrestrial fauna in Antarctica. Kingdoms of tiny mites and bacteria might not have the penguin's charisma, but they take the prize for extreme survival.
The German chancellor has warned against strict interpretations of EU-wide data protection laws. The comments suggest a major shift in the German government's approach to data storage.
The technology that made bitcoin possible could solve key challenges of a renewables-based energy system. The race is on to radically change how to we consume and generate power.
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