Using Bacteria to Make Smallest Computer
The new findings of a joint team from the University of Leeds in England and the University of Tokyo, Japan makes it possible to make the smallest computer. Using Bacteria to Make Smallest Computer
Thanks to a bacteria called Magnetospirilllum Magneticum who live in the bottom of ponds and lakes where the oxygen is almost non-existent.
These bacteria have the ability to take an iron and then the protein in them to act to form crystals of the mineral magnetite mini (most magnetic mineral on Earth). So the difficulty of generating the electricity problem in nano-scale can be solved with the involvement of these bacteria. Using Bacteria to Make Smallest Computer
Nano in scientific understanding have 1/billion size, or as a hair cut in a hundred thousand.
"The machine that we made it our traditionally rigid in small sizes. Now nature has given us the right tool to solve this problem," said lead investigator Dr Sarah Staniland from the University of Leeds.
In addition, the researchers also succeeded in developing a small electric cable from a living organism.
They created a nano-sized tubes made from the cell membrane that were grown in the lab with the help of protein molecules present in the human body.
"Going forward, these tubes can be used as microscopic wires that can transfer information, such as cells in our body or on the computer", explains Dr. Masayoshi Tanaka of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology told the BBC yesterday (7/5).
"Cable biology has electrical resistance and can transfer information from one set of cells in a bio-computer to any cell," he added.
These cables can also be used for human operation, and of course in theory would not be troubled with the condition of the human body. Using Bacteria to Make Smallest Computer