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A ‘molecular thumb drive’ stores big files in small droplets

Composite image of Cat image stored in metabolites and original artwork of Cat Killing a Serpent

A painting of a cat (right) was stored in digital form in chemical spots, which could be ‘read’ to reconstruct the image (left). Credit: Left:Eamonn Kennedy/Chris Arcadia/Brown University Right:Charles K. Wilkinson/Rogers Fund

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Nature 571, 148-149 (2019)




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