Anthropologists use data mining to chart the evolution of American automobiles

By treating the birth and death of car models as a kind of “fossil record,” anthropologists have been able to chart the evolution of American automobiles for the first time.

Source: How Data Mining Reveals the Hidden Evolution of American Automobiles

1000+ yr shelf life: Microsoft buys into synthetic DNA for data storage 

Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage technology. With the amount of digital data doubling nearly every two years, the tech industry is on a quest for a long-term solution to keep track.

Source: 1000+ yr shelf life: Microsoft buys into synthetic DNA for data storage — RT America