Evan Ackerman contributed to this post. Traditional platter-based hard drives and solid state flash drives might dominate the storage landscape today, but in the future, you'll be storing more data than you could possibly sift through within your very own DNA.
Dark matter makes up about 84% of the universe, which is strange, since we have no idea what it is and we've never seen any of it before. A new type of directional dark matter detector has the potential to spot the signature of dark matter coming from the center of our galaxy, and it's made out of customized strands of DNA and sheets of solid gold.
If you're a criminal who thinks it's going to take too long for law enforcement to nail you using DNA profiling, it's officially time to get worried. Because this little USB stick allows scientists to unravel DNA strings in just a few seconds.
The first human genome cost $3 billion to sequence back in 2003. By 2009, the cost to sequence someone's genome had dropped to more like $50,000. Next year, the target is a mere $1,000, and it'll only take two hours to completely identify all six billion of the base pairs in your DNA to tell you what you're likely to die from first.
Who says watching crime dramas on TV doesn't give an accurate picture of how crimes are solved? A 32 year old British man was just sentenced to 11 years in prison, based on DNA evidence left in his car by one of his quick thinking victims.
Researchers from Ohio State University have figured out how the enzyme responsible for repairing tissues damaged by radiation does its work. Specifically, we're talking about the type of the radiation burns that we all get from time to time: sunburns, and this discovery could mean a lotion that doesn't just make sunburns feel better, but actually cures them.
If you agree that the double helix is sadly absent from modern design, then look no further than Karim Rashid's DNA lighting. Created for the Italian manufacturing firm SLIDE, these spiral LEDs remind us that lighting can be fun.
A skilled portrait photographer can capture the inner soul of their subject via the camera lens, but nothing can show your true inner workings quite like an actual image of your own DNA. A small company called DNA11 will...
What is this woman doing? Why is her head half-submerged in a bubble filled with bees? The bubble is a prototype of an invention that The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) is currently exhibiting called Design...