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zerocooll21
02-18-2015, 01:48 PM
Came across this article, any Animus fans out there will enjoy.


"Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have recently developed a way to encode data into DNA form. Not only is this form of data storage quite dense, but it is also quite robust. DNA, because it forms double stranded helices, is tremendously resistant to physical and chemical insult. One gram of the genetic building blocks can hold up to 455 exabytes of data. One exabyte is one billion gigabytes."


http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/breakthrough-man-made-dna-can-hold-455-billion-gigabytes-of-data-per-gram/

dargor5
02-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Came across this article, any Animus fans out there will enjoy.


"Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have recently developed a way to encode data into DNA form. Not only is this form of data storage quite dense, but it is also quite robust. DNA, because it forms double stranded helices, is tremendously resistant to physical and chemical insult. One gram of the genetic building blocks can hold up to 455 exabytes of data. One exabyte is one billion gigabytes."


http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/breakthrough-man-made-dna-can-hold-455-billion-gigabytes-of-data-per-gram/

Thanks for sharing. Great article for us fans of AC :)

SixKeys
02-18-2015, 03:34 PM
Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. :)

RADAR__4077
02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Wow, that's amazing. Maybe the basic idea behind the animus isn't so far fetched.