Earlier this year, we heard that NASA gurus were working up a biological nanobattery
that utilized ferritin
, and now another report is suggesting that the substance could even be used in a "biotech-based process for creating ultrathin computer memory." Reportedly, the researchers have found that by using ferritin, metal memory cells could be arranged on substrates sans heat, which consequently allows for thinner substrate materials to be used. The method could eventually lead to "computers being built on thin films that could then be integrated into eyeglass lenses or into clothing," which could add a whole new dimension to wearable electronics.