In article <3379B1D1.302C at mindless.com>, Kerry Milestone <kerry at mindless.com> says:
>>I am looking for information to do with using yeast as memory for
>computers. I have heard that there is research being done at MIT where
>they are flashing light onto the yeast, and the yeast are "remembering"
>the pattern of light. Does anyone know if there are any published works
>relating to this topic, or who/where I might go to find further
>Kerry Milestone (kmilesto at mcs.vuw.ac.nz)
Why on earth would you want to use a yeast as a memory unit? The size of
circuit paths and transistors on silicon chips are already smaller than a
yeast cell. Best part is, you don't have to feed the silicon versions.
What do you plan to do if the yeast duplicate themselves? Kind of shoots
the concept of a unique memory location storing one bit... I also am not
aware of yeast storing anything when you flash a light on them. Yeast are
already gainfully employed in the food and beveridge industry, and do not
need to diversify into electronics....