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Microsoft Wants To Use DNA For Cloud Data Storage

Last July, researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington said that they had successfully encoded about 200 megabytes of data onto synthetic DNA molecules. The company is now planning to take the technology commercial. “Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data ... Read More »

Ethereum Could Be Worth More Than Bitcoin Very Soon

Ethereum is an open software platform based on blockchain technology that enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications, according to Blockgeeks. It is currently the second most valuable cryptocurrency on the planet, but it could overthrow Bitcoin and become the most valuable cryptocurrency in the near future. Inc.com reports: If you aren’t familiar, what Bitcoin does for payments, Ethereum ... Read More »

Baking Soda Shortage Has Hospitals Frantic, Delaying Treatments and Surgeries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amid a national shortage of a critical medicine, US hospitals are hoarding vials, delaying surgeries, and turning away patients, The New York Times reports. The medicine in short supply: solutions of sodium bicarbonate — aka, baking soda. The simple drug is used in all sorts of treatments, from chemotherapies to those ... Read More »

Amazon’s 1.7 Million Free Bananas ‘Disrupting’ Local Fruit Economy

Amazon has transformed businesses including retailing, filmmaking and data storage. But no one anticipated the bananas. It started with a brainstorm from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos that Amazon should offer everyone near its headquarters — not just employees — healthy, eco-friendly snacks as a public service. After considering oranges, Amazon picked bananas, and opened its first Community Banana Stand ... Read More »