Adenosine triphospate (ATP) is a molecule which stores energy at the cellular level, and is seen by biologists as the “energy currency of life“- necessary for basic activities like plant growth, or the inner workings of a politician’s mind. ATP is quite capable of powering more than just life though: scientists have created a biological supercomputer (let’s just call it BioS, for short) which runs on ATP-powered protein strings.Compared to a synthetic supercomputer, the BioS is smaller, uses less energy, and does not overheat. Imagine supercomputers that fill whole rooms being replaced with an instrument the size of a book. Impossible? Heck, it’s been done before.