[NetBehaviour] Antique engines inspire nano chip.

Patrick Lichty voyd at voyd.com
Thu Jul 26 14:02:34 CEST 2007

200 years is stecthing the 1830's a little...
And there was a working study made that Babage demonstated at his many 

Wonder if his manufactuere are anything like Joseph Clement... ;)

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> 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 
> metre across.
> 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 
> journal paper.
> more...
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6912023.stm
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