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DNA could be the future of data storage

A full operating system and film stored on DNA were recovered with no errors. |SOURCE| The world is churning out so much data that hard-drives may not be able to keep up, leading researchers to look at DNA as a possible storage medium. DNA is ultra compact, and doesn’t degrade over time like cassettes and CDs. In a new study, Yaniv Erlich and Dina [...] Read more

The World's Oldest Fossils Unearthed in Canada

The 3.8-billion-year-old remains offer evidence that life formed on Earth just after the planet formed, at a time when Mars still had flowing surface water. |SOURCE| Geologists have unearthed the oldest fossils ever discovered, chunks of quartz that contain tiny tubes and filaments left behind by microorganisms between 3.77 and 4.3 billion years [...] Read more

Quartz Could Be the Solution to Why Our Magnetic Field Is So Old

Solving the magnetic field paradox. |SOURCE| A mystery concerning the age of our planet's magnetic field could now be solved, thanks to evidence that Earth's core produces crystals of silicon dioxide – better known as quartz. This suggests that shifting chemistry within the outer core's liquid rock mixture is affecting how it flows, and if the [...] Read more

George Church indicates reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years

While discussing creating a hybrid elephant - wooly mammoth using CRISPR genome editing, Harvard's George Church predicted that reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years. |SOURCE| Nextbigfuture suspects that this could mean clearly reversing aging in mice cells as a proof in principle in ten years. But evidence suggests Church does mean [...] Read more

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