A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard's Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data -- around 700 terabytes -- in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.
With prices for the technology decreasing rapidly and quality on the rise, additive manufacturing presents tremendous opportunity for innovation in industries as diverse as aerospace, consumer goods, and medicine, and has been heralded as the technology that will save American manufacturing. See Science Progress’s primer on 3D printing here, and our analysis of the Obama administration’s latest 3D printing policy proposal here
It was widely thought that once the Human Genome Project was complete one would simply have to provide a sample of DNA and the diagnosis of the underlying malaise would be at hand. This is not the case, and will not be the case for some time. Most news is pessimistic except for news on technology breakthroughs, which is overly optimistic.
The 5 cloud risks you have to stop ignoring InfoWorld (blog) One of the key tenets of public cloud computing is multitenancy, meaning that multiple, usually unrelated customers share the same computing resources: CPU, storage, memory, namespace,...
"..3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world."
As technology grows and online Security becomes threatened everyone is looking to new solutions for their problems, as governments and companies alike seek out protection, the field of Cyber Security can only grow.
The fruition of atomically precise manufacturing (APM) — nanotech’s next phase — promises to create such “radical abundance” that it will not only change industry but civilization itself. At least that’s the view of Eric Drexler, considered by most to be the father of nanotechnology. An American engineer, technologist and author with three degrees from M.I.T., Drexler is currently at the “Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology” at Oxford University in the U.K.
Forbes.com questioned Drexler about points discussed in his forthcoming book, Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, due out in May.
The 3D printing industry is expected to change the landscape of the manufacturing industry over the next decade. The technology has been around since 1980s; however, more recently, it has come into the spotlight.
3D printing is one of the newest frontiers for Engineering and Information Technologies in the future. It is a relatively old technology, having existed for 30 years already, however recently, with the decrease in hardware size and needs 3D printing has caught many peoples eyes.
I think that in the current growth market of Information Technology, 3D Printing could be one of the next big growth markets, especially when you consider its ability to create extremely small and technically advanced pieces of machinery, like say, Computer Components?
According to the information technology research firm Gartner, Software-as-a-Service (abbreviated SaaS) will continue to experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach around $22 billion.