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At Harvard, learned to store data in organic molecules

В Гарварде научились хранить данные в органических молекулахAs the basis of a used metal plate with a 384 tiny holes.

Modern technologies in the field of data storage has almost reached its limit. Without a quantum leap soon, they would not be sufficient. And because scientists are already not the first year experimenting with DNA as a storage media.

Harvard University has developed a system of reading and writing data in an organic molecule, which will preserve information for thousands of years. Previously, a similar system has already shown to Microsoft, but there is used DNA. Biologists involved oligopeptides are organic molecules that consist of different numbers of amino acids.

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Each byte of data is represented by combinations of oligopeptides. If a particular molecule is in the hole, it is read as 1, if not 0. That is, in each well can be encoded as a single character or pixel.

Using this approach, the researchers were able to record and read 400 KB of data, including a transcript of the lecture, photo and picture. While the technology allows to write data at a speed of 8 bits per second, and read – 20 bits per second. Accuracy reaches 99.9% uptime.

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