From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Sat Mar 01 2003 - 16:32:20 PST
Computer Made from DNA and Enzymes
Israeli scientists have devised a computer that can perform 330 trillion operations per second, more than 100,000 times the speed of the fastest PC. The secret: It runs on DNA.
A year ago, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, unveiled a programmable molecular computing machine composed of enzymes and DNA molecules instead of silicon microchips. Now the team has gone one step further. In the new device,
the single DNA molecule that provides the computer with the input data also provides all the necessary fuel.
This story from is National Geographic News. We hope you enjoy it.
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