[NetBehaviour] Antique engines inspire nano chip.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Jul 26 11:17:59 CEST 2007
Antique engines inspire nano chip.
The blueprint for a tiny, ultra-robust mechanical computer has been
outlined by US researchers. The energy-efficient nano computer is
inspired by ideas about computing first put forward nearly 200 years ago.
Writing in the New Journal of Physics, the scientists say the machine
would be built from nanometre-sized components, just billionths of a
Chips based on the design could be used in places, such as car engines,
where silicon can be too delicate, they said.
"What we are proposing is a new type of computing architecture that is
only based on nano-mechanical elements," said Professor Robert Blick of
the University of Wisconsin-Madison and one of the authors of the
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