Give your hard drive a dose of proteins! Proteins produce nano-magnetic computer memory
Computer hard drive capacity could be increased a hundredfold by using a common protein to fabricate nano-scale magnetic particles, claims UK company NanomagneticsInteresting!... very interesting! We'll soon see the day when we go to out local chemist's shop with two prescriptions... one for your flu and one for your computer's memory! ;-)
It uses the protein apoferritin, the main molecule in which iron is stored in the body, to create a material consisting of magnetic particles each just a few nanometres in diameter.
Each particle can store a bit of information and together they can be packed onto a disk drive at much greater density than is possible using existing hard disk manufacturing methods.