Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Slime mould could make memristors for biocomputers

Slime mould could make memristors for biocomputers: The feeding fronds of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum turn out to have memory resistance – or memristance...

..."Slime mould can be used to perform all the logic functions that conventional computer hardware components can do," says Gale.

Her team is also exploring whether, in addition to number-crunching, slime mould's knack for finding the shortest path to nutrients can be used to design the most efficient circuit patterns for biocomputers.

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