Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cellular Memory

Forget flash drives; we're on the verge of hemoglobin drives:

Researchers have created an ultra-dense memory device the size of a white blood cell that has enough capacity to store the Declaration of Independence and still have space left over. The accomplishment represents an important step toward the creation of molecular computers that are much smaller and could be more powerful than today's silicon-based computers.
Imagine being able to send a few terabytes of data swimming in your veins. What a great way to back up iTunes. But does this mean our kids' teachers are going to have to worry about blood doping as a means to cheat on the SAT, not the football field?