DARPA Molecular Data Storage Project to Handle Information Flood

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February 19, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: February 19 on

U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a project to develop completely new kinds of data storage technologies that operate on the molecular and chemical level to handle vast streams of information from reconnaissance, electronic warfare, (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), persistent surveillance, and other data-intensive military applications.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will conduct industry-day briefings for the Molecular Informatics project via Webcast from 1 to 3 p.m. eastern time on Friday 7 April 2017.

The Molecular Informatics program seeks to develop and test completely new approaches to store and process information with molecules, DARPA officials say. This will require experts from chemistry, computer and information science, mathematics, and chemical and electrical engineering.

For more information, see the DARPA Molecular Informatics program website.

Additional information can also be found on the DARPA Turning to Chemistry for New “Computing” Concepts website.