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Monday, 27 July 2015 00:00

Normally, our electronics are very afraid of water - but in the case of a new computer at Stanford University, the situation is exactly the opposite. Team adjunct professor Manu Prakash has managed to create an innovative processor, which is based not on the motion of the electrons and the physical movement of water droplets.

This breakthrough committed at the very basis of what is a computer - is any programmable device, which is able to perform mathematical logic. By combining advanced theoretical calculations of fluid dynamics theory of computer technology, a team from Stanford University managed to create a synchronous computer acting solely on the basis of the physics of water. The presence or absence of water droplets is in it are respectively 1 or 0 in binary form.

Of course, computer based on the physical movement of water is much slower than the traditional one. Now the surface is the size of a small postage stamp. Researchers placed on her tiny water droplets containing magnetic nanoparticles. The combination of the rotating magnets makes a chip drop to move a certain distance with each "tick" system clock. Drops a certain pattern, which is set to their original position, and the camera is located above the chip interprets the presence or absence of drops as zeros and ones.

The idea of ​​such a computer for the first time came up with Prakash almost ten years ago, and although the method of its implementation has been quite obvious to find a way to synchronize the movements of drops proved a daunting task. Prakash team found that such magnetic "clock" system move with perfect synchronicity - which means that they can operate virtually forever without any errors.

The aim of the researchers is not a competition with traditional processors, and the creation of a new computer, which will be able to precisely control the physical substance. The ability to control water droplets using computational fluid has important applications in the fields of biology and chemistry, as well as it is possible in scalable digital manufacturing.

The next task is to reduce the development and implementation of chip sizes simultaneously by multiple computing. Theoretically, such a system can be scaled to simultaneously control million droplets instead of just a few. To explore the full potential of this technology, a team of Stanford designs to create your own set of processors for everyone.


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