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Strongly interacting electrons in wacky oxide synchronize to work like the brain
May 14, 2014
Current computing is based on binary logic--zeroes and ones, also called Boolean computing. But a new type of computing architecture stores information in the frequencies and phases of periodic signals and could work more like the human brain using a fraction of the energy necessary for today's computers, according to a team of engineers.
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