Soon you'll be backing up your hard drive using DNA

Think the memory card in your camera is high-capacity? It's got nothing on DNA. With data accumulating at a faster rate now than any other point in human history, scientists and engineers are looking to genetic code as a form of next-generation digital information storage. » 8/16/12 11:45am 8/16/12 11:45am

Digital Dark Age Could Destroy Our Cultural Record

You may be an internet celebrity today, but in 50 years nobody will remember you — not because your star faded, but because literally nobody can watch your YouTube vids. If you’ve ever lost all your digital photos in a computer crash or struggled to open a docx file in Windows 2004, you know that digital media isn’t… » 10/28/08 4:35pm 10/28/08 4:35pm