Unconventional wisdom has been a critical driving force for great accomplishments during the course of human history. Inspiration is all around you; you just need to open your eyes and mind.
Examples of such feats come not just from the world of business, sports and politics, but from science as well — like this one about the medical pioneer known today as the “savior of mothers.” In my latest example, which seems like something out of a science fiction novel, scientists are repositioning human DNA for use as data warehouses. It makes the cloud computing trend seem already old school.
VScientists have recorded data including Shakespearean sonnets and an MP3 file on strands of DNA, in a breakthrough which could see millions of records stored on a handful of molecules rather than computer drives.
By translating computerised files into DNA similar to that found in plants and animals, the researchers claim it is possible to store a billion books' worth of data for thousands of years in just a small test tube.
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