According to a Japanese researcher it looks like theres a possibility that within the next few years, protein could be playing an important role in the operation of your computer. The research is being done to try and show how proteins would eliminate magnetic interference that can wreak havoc on a computers hard drive.
Tetsuro Majima at Osaka University in Japan has now shown that proteins can be used to store computer data — and exceed the capacities of today's magnetic and optical media, which are pushing their performance boundaries. The resulting data should be stable enough for a commercial product, which he hopes to see emerge in the next five years, he told LiveScience.
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