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When we will end the storage of digital data, we'll use DNA

In the world there is a shortage of space for storage of digital data. This problem exists for a few years, however, ordinary people are unlikely to about it ever thought of. Not so long ago there was a time when the free space for recording of digital data was limited by the size of the hard drive of your computer. When the limit is reached we either went for a new hard disk, or recording onto the optical media. When they ended, we just removed the old data and recorded new. But there are those who never deletes data.


Greatest mysteries: what is consciousness?

What is consciousness? Yes, actually, everything. This melody stuck in my head, the sweetness of chocolates, throbbing pain from a toothache, wild love, knowing that all the feelings ever fade. The origin and nature of these experiences, sometimes called qualia, has been a mystery from the earliest days of antiquity until the present time. Many modern philosophers, analyzing intelligence, including Daniel Dennett of tufts University, believe the existence of consciousness is so flagrant insult to the meaningless universe of matter and void as to declare it an illusion. That is, they either deny the existence of qualia, or assert that science could never understand.


Composed of 35 chief technology forecasts to 2018

It would be great to look into the future, even if only for a few months. With current capabilities, we can see the future only through the projections. Colleagues from Business Insider 35 technology forecasts to 2018. They will allow us to understand where technology is going, and what areas of development are the most significant and promising.


The theory of ether. What unites Mendeleev, Tesla, and von Braun?

Several years ago I came across a curious book, little known American researcher. He argues that in the age of 13 he stayed with family friends and their neighbor, astrophysicist. He worked for the U.S. government, deciphering the technology of the Nazi flying saucer, which was delivered in new Mexico since 1945.


Is there a limit to scientific knowledge?

"What we see is not nature itself, but nature presented to our method of observation", wrote German physicist Werner Heisenberg who first realized the uncertainty inherent in quantum physics. For those who see in science a direct path to the truth of the world, this quote may be unexpected or may be even disappointing. It turns out, Heisenberg believed that our scientific theories are dependent on us as observers? Does this mean that the so-called scientific truth no more than a big illusion?