Workers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: XinhuaWorkers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: Xinhua
Workers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: Xinhua

Scientists in China, US develop rewritable ‘silk drive’ that can be implanted in human body

  • The silk protein memory, capable of storing digital information as well as biological data, has a capacity of 64 GB per square inch and can operate under harsh conditions
  • The information stored in the silk hard drive remained ‘safe and sound’ even after 30 minutes of exposure to high level microwave radiation

Topic |   China science
Workers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: XinhuaWorkers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: Xinhua
Workers pick silkworm cocoons at a silk company in China's Shaanxi Province. The material is being used to develop a new type of memory storage. Photo: Xinhua
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