Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

By Annalisa Arcella, PhD                           It has been estimated that by the year 2020 about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second per person. This is faster growth than ever before, and soon the load of information may outstrip the capability of current hard-drives to capture it. We are at the beginning of a digital […]

Air Quality Monitoring

Air Quality Monitoring

By Priyanka deSouza The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2012 stating that an estimated 6.5 million people died (11.6% of all deaths in 2012) because of poor outdoor and indoor air quality, making it the single biggest environmental health risk on our planet. These findings have acted as an impetus for countries to better monitor air quality, and institute laws and regulations to reduce air pollution. However, […]