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    Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria


    In the future, ultra-high-density non-volatile storage — such as hard drives — could be grown using magnetic bacteria.

    This breakthrough, shepherded by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, relies on certain strains of bacteria that ingest iron, which is then converted into magnetite (iron II, III oxide), the most magnetic naturally occurring mineral on Earth.
    These microbes, by following the Earth’s magnetic field, use this built-in magnet to navigate.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...netic-bacteria


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    Re: Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

    Interesting theory in the R&D if they can perfect it and make it cost effective to use commercially and for home use obviously a long way off, will be interesting seeing it develop.

    As long as it does not go the way of the transputer micro processor that our scientists tried to develop many years ago and flopped.
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    Re: Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

    We already grow our processors....

    Next thing you know I will be able to go down to the garden center at walmart and buy a computer seed...

    Place it in a pot, water once a day for a week and.... BAM a computer!
    If it is that easy however.... Will computers spread their spores? That will be the beginning of the cyborg uprising...

    Thanks for sharing Jan... very interesting if we can actually perfect it.
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    Re: Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxer View Post
    Will computers spread their spores? That will be the beginning of the cyborg uprising...
    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.


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    Re: Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

    magnetic bacteria.
    there's a book, "mutant 59: the plastic eaters" which posits what may happen with bacteria gone awry.
    hmm... magnetic bacteria.


    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/.../mutant-59.htm

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    Re: Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Laxer View Post
    Will computers spread their spores? That will be the beginning of the cyborg uprising...
    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
    It is inevitable

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