Tag Archives: Data Storage

Arch Mission gets set to send DNA library to moon

DNA-based data storage systems have been proposed as a theoretical way to preserve information for millennia on the moon, but the idea isn’t so theoretical anymore. The Arch Mission Foundation says it’s partnering with Microsoft, the University of Washington and Twist Bioscience to send … Continue reading

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Amazon’s perfect patent: A data-server drone

Amazon is well-known for developing delivery drones, and for delivering data through Amazon Web Services — so it had to be only a matter of time before someone at Amazon came up with the idea of delivering data via drones. Actually, Abdul Sathar Sait came … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Agylstor storage systems

The latest investment by Boeing’s HorizonX venture capital arm is going to Agylstor, a Silicon Valley startup that’s developing ruggedized computational storage systems with potential aerospace applications. Boeing HorizonX Ventures led the Series A funding round, with other private investors also participating, … Continue reading

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Find out how to store your data in DNA

Scientists from the University of Washington and Microsoft are improving their system for preserving digital data in strands of synthetic DNA — and they’re giving you the chance to participate. The UW-Microsoft team laid out the method in a research paper published … Continue reading

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Scientists can weave data into your clothing

Want to wear your password on your sleeve? Computer scientists from the University of Washington can make it so. A research team led by UW’s Shyam Gollakota has demonstrated a method for encoding digital data, including ID tags and security keys, into … Continue reading

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How evildoers could hack into DNA data

Computer scientists are turning DNA into a new frontier for data storage and information processing, but a team from the University of Washington says it could become a frontier for cybercrime as well. To prove their point, the researchers turned a snippet … Continue reading

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2-D magnet points the way to new devices

For the first time, researchers have discovered magnetism in the two-dimensional realm of monolayers, or materials that consist of a single atomic layer. The material, known as chromium triiodide or CrI3, could play a role in new types of memory … Continue reading

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