The future of computing might just come from… slime molds! Turns out these uber smart, super weird molds can do things that even our most advanced computers can’t handle. Anthony explains why they’re so cool, and what this might mean for next-gen tech.
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Slime Mould Could Make Memristors for Biocomputers
“A garish yellow slime that grows on rotten leaves and logs could one day form the brains behind living computers.”
ARE SLIME MOULDS LIVING MEMRISTORS?
“In laboratory experiments we demonstrate that protoplasmic tubes of acellular slime
mould Physarum polycephalum show current versus voltage proﬁles consistent with memristive systems.”
Biological transistor built for living computers
“DNA-based switches could be used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.”
MIT constructs synthetic analog computers inside living cells
“Early computers could perform fairly complex calculations just by arranging a few analog circuits.”
DNA transistors pave way for living computers
“Computers made from living cells, anyone? Two groups of researchers have independently built the first biological analogue of the transistor — an integral element of modern electronics.”
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