1. Super-fast computers… made by bacteria? 

    The bacterium Magnetospirillum magneticum can typically be found in ponds or lakes, just below the water’s surface. Magnetospirillum isn’t just your ordinary microbe, though. It possesses a strange and unique ability, one that scientists think may allow us to build faster and more powerful computers in the near future: The tiny creature regularly creates powerful nanoscale magnets that humans otherwise wouldn’t be able to build.

    (Source: theweek.com)

     
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    Irobot here we come
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    Interesting
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    soo… thats kinda cool.
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    i knew it was only...matter of time before...extended into...
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    Bacteria making computers
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    Ummmm, this is BLOWING MY MIND.
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    woa correlation between biology...technological innovation. cool
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