Data can be stored on a lot of various devices, discs ect…but how about Bacteria??Very possibly according to Japanese scientists.
While ink may fade and computers may crash, bacterial information lasts as long as a species stays alive – possibly a mind-boggling million years – according to Professor Masaru Tomita, who heads the team of researchers at Keio University.
Tomita’s team successfully inserted into a common bacterium Albert Einstein’s famous “E equals MC squared” equation and “1905,” the year the Nobel Prize-winning physicist published the special theory of relativity.
Genetic coding is so massive that information – say, a Shakespeare play – can be stashed away somewhere in the gene without affecting an organism’s overall appearance and other traits.