Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Slashdot Deals: Prep for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Save 95% on the CompTIA IT Certification Bundle ×
Supercomputing

Submission + - Brain-like Computer Made From Duroquinone

hasu writes: Scientists at the National Institute for Materials Science at Tsukuba in Japan have created a device that can simultaneously carry out 16 times the operations of a normal computer transistor, and hope that eventually it will reach a level of about 1000 times the operations. Inspired by brain cells, a sharp needle sends an electrical pulse to a collection of molecules known as duroquinone. A single duroquinone is surrounded by sixteen others, and weak chemical bonds allow a pulse to the central duroquinone to shift all seventeen molecules in a variety of ways. Each duroquinone has four different "settings," so a single pulse can have 4^16 = 4.3 billion outcomes, as opposed to a normal 2-state bit setting.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Brain-like Computer Made From Duroquinone

Comments Filter:

It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. -- Woody Allen

Working...