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Strongly interacting electrons in wacky oxide synchronize to work like the brain
May 14, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Current computing is based on binary logic--zeroes and ones, also called Boolean computing.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.Full Story
Pennsylvania State University
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