data storage

data storage

Scientists Stored This Famous Japanese Painting in Protein Molecules

According to researchers, using this method, the entire contents of the New York Public Library could be stored within a teaspoon of protein molecules.
Rob Dozier
5.2.19
Out Of This World

Citizens of Space ‘Nation’ Asgardia Are Already Violating Earthly Laws

The organization plans to launch a data-filled satellite later this year. Already, some of its 'citizens' are uploading copyrighted files to the satellite's website.
Mark Harris
6.26.17
information overload

Scientists Can Now Store Digital Data in DNA With 100 Percent Accuracy

When CDs and USBs just won’t cut it.
VICE Staff
3.2.17
Page Turners

A $2.5 Million Book Heist Proves the Printed Page Is Still Sacred

160 reasons why we cherish antiquarian tomes.
Ben Sullivan
2.14.17
machines

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.
Michael Byrne
7.18.16
machines

'Eternal' Data Storage Is Here

5D memory will ensure that the universe never forgets its short-lived human residents.
Michael Byrne
2.27.16
Art

How Sci-Fi Invented the Superman Memory Crystal

From Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, to Jedi Holocrons, to… your office?
Giaco Furino
2.24.16
data

One Day a Forest Could Store All of Humanity’s Knowledge

Scientists are encoding data into the DNA of trees.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.14
Motherboard Blog

Research Has a Surprisingly Short Shelf Life

The marches of tech and time are swallowing science.
Ben Richmond
12.20.13
Motherboard Blog

Enterprise Hard Drives Aren't Worth Paying More For

If you're paying three times as much to buy reliability, you're paying for nothing.
Ben Richmond
12.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Magnetic Tape Is Still Our Best Hope of Preserving Human History

The future of human history has a problem: Digital information is even more ephemeral than the physical world.
Meghan Neal
12.2.13
Motherboard Blog

How Long Can You Reasonably Expect Your Hard Drive To Last?

Sic transit data.
Ben Richmond
11.12.13
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