science
Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Information One Atom At a Time

Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 500 terabits onto a single square inch. Incredibly, that’s enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp. Holy shit. Read More >>

science
Living Bacteria Can Now Store Data

Using the CRISPR gene-editing tool, scientists from Harvard University have developed a technique that permanently records data into living cells. Incredibly, the information imprinted onto these microorganisms can be passed down to the next generation. Read More >>

science
Microsoft is Storing Data on 10 Million Strands of DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains the information that defines life – but it can also be used to store digital content, too. Now, Microsoft has announced that it’s seriously investigating the technique as a means of storing data, paying a bioscience company to create ten million strands of digital storage DNA. Read More >>

architecture
An Isolated Vault Could Store Our Data on DNA for 2 Million Years 

A few hundred feet inside a permafrost-encrusted mountain below the Arctic circle sits the seed bank that could be humanity's last hope during a global food crisis. This month, scientists suggested that this unassuming vault is the ideal space for preserving the world's data on DNA. Read More >>

privacy
Apple Admits it’s Storing Users’ Data on Servers Based in China

Apple has begun keeping some of its Chinese users' personal data in China, Reuters has revealed. That's significant because it is the first tech company to store information in the notoriously snoop-happy country, thus raising concerns that the data might be looked at by authorities. Read More >>