Saturday, April 3, 2010

D.N.A computers

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Even as you read this article, computer chip manufacturers are furiously racing to make the next microprocessor that will topple speed records. Sooner or later, though, this competition is bound to hit a wall. Microprocessors made of silicon will eventually reach their limits of speed and miniaturization. Chip makers need a new material to produce faster computing speeds.

You won't believe where scientists have found the new material they need to build the next generation of microprocessors. Millions of natural supercomputers exist inside living organisms, including your body. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecules, the material our genes are made of, have the potential to perform calculations many times faster than the world's most powerful human-built computers. DNA might one day be integrated into a computer chip to create a so-called biochip that will push computers even faster. DNA molecules have already been harnessed to perform complex mathematical problems.

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While still in their infancy, DNA computers will be capable of storing billions of times more data than your personal computer. In this article, you'll learn how scientists are using genetic material to create nano-computers that might take the place of silicon-based computers in the next decade.


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  1. PRELIMINARY INFO. from : - EGOCREANET /and / QUANTUM-BIONET.

    (This Information is a basis for an open discussion )

    BIO-NANO PHOTONICS and PHONONICS ENTANGLEMENT in SCIENCE and CONTEMPORARY ART.

    To be held probably in September 2010, as proposed by COST Action on Bio Inspired Nanotech.,
    Venue c / o Quantum Bionet, Pavia University, Italy. http://www.quantumbionet.org/main.php

    The overall objective of this open meeting is to change the logic of mechanical science to respond to the need of understanding
    general interactions of light, sound and matter at the nano and bio- technology space/time.

    This objective is part of the COST-EU 2010-Strategy aimed to transform Europe in a society based on knowledge and innovation
    subsequent to the transition from a system based on mechanical industry to the development of KBBE ( Knowledge Based Bio Economy).

    The nanoscience and life sciences based on molecular genetics are to be considered important enablers for the successful completion of this process of socio-economic change.

    To be succesful to develop in society the EU_KBBE strategy, it is necessary to focus that the major break-through of the cognitive and productive development require a broad understanding of the people of creativity in science and art.

    Therefore the meeting will want thus questioning the need for extensive disclosure of KBBE strategy will be based both on a deep conceptual innovation of bio-and nanosciences focused on popularization of nano-& biotech development.

    Proposed themes of Meeting is to be handled in terms of disclosure of science by contemporary art will be:

    a) DNA- ANTENNA, b) DNA microarray as biological computer, c) DNA-chip, d) DNA- based biosensors.

    More INFO to: Paolo Manzelli , and Massimo Pregnolato

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  2. nice post.

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