This week, teams from both the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan, have found that microbes (bacteria) could be the future in making super-fast hard drives.
These microbes digest iron and create tiny magnets inside themselves. The protein that starts this process can been extracted and used to make magnetic patterns, like those found in hard drives. As nano-technology is getting more advanced it looks like scientists are turning back to nature to make these complex and precise pieces of technology.
You never know, maybe these tiny bacteria will be making the next generation of hard drives for your computer or smartphone!
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