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Apr 7, 2022

Honey might be the key to cooler, more efficient, biodegradable chips

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, neuroscience, sustainability

These chips might be the future of neuromorphic computing.


Honey could be the next material used to create brain-like computer chips. Its proven practicality marks another step toward creating efficient, renewable processors for neuromorphic computing systems, using biodegradable products.

Research engineers from WSU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Zhao and Brandon Sueoka, first processed honey into a solid. Then they jammed it between two electrodes, using a structure design similar to that of a human synapse. They’re known as ‘memristors,’ and are proficient at learning and retaining information just like human neurons.

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