Friday, February 10, 2012

Organic Computer Made Out of Biomolecules

Scientist at Scripps Research Institute in California and Technion Israel Institute of Technology have recently developed a "biological computer."

The "biological computer" is made of biomolecules which decipher images which are encrypted on DNA chips. The general computer is created out of hardware. This computer uses biomolecules to create a unique computing system.

"Our biological computing device is based on the 75-year-old design by the English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist Alan Turing," Keinan explained, "He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of algorithm and computation, and he played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer".

The definition of a computer is a "machine made of four components, hardware, software, input, and output".

"In contrast to electronic computers, there are computing machines in which all four components are nothing but molecules," Keinan explained.

This new technology could be the future of computing. Technology and humans could possibly combine in a way. What do you think?

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