A tale of the Fermi paradox featuring data preservation via tardigrade as a means of transmitting information beyond the great filter.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Friday, September 1st, 2017
An interesting approach to digital preservation: storing digital video in the DNA of bacteria.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
It’s still many years away from being a viable storage option, but here’s the latest on using DNA to back up our collective data.
Magnetic tape may survive a few decades, and DVDs even longer, but they are by no means immortal. Data stored in DNA, provided it’s kept cold and dry, could last for thousands of years.
Monday, February 9th, 2015
Ant told us this harrowing story in the office two weeks ago. I honestly can’t imagine what it would be like to be in this situation.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Brilliant little magnetic cuddly nucleobases from Jun. You get all four bases to combine to your heart’s content: cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine — take that, Pokémon.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
With magnetic hydrogen bonds!
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
A write-up of the "Wearable DNA" hack from Science Hack Day SF.
Monday, October 8th, 2007
Bad Science » Madeleine McCann, the Observer, and their special magic quantum DNA box (with secret energy source)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Bad Science blog deserves a medal.