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Windows 7: The First Plastic Computer Processor

25 Mar 2011   #1
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
The First Plastic Computer Processor

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The processor can so far run only one simple program of 16 instructions. The commands are hardcoded into a second foil etched with plastic circuits that can be connected to the processor to "load" the program. This allows the processor to calculate a running average of an incoming signal, something that a chip involved in processing the signal from a sensor might do, says Genoe. The chip runs at a speed of six hertz-on the order of a million times slower than a modern desktop machine-and can only process information in eight-bit chunks at most, compared to 128 bits for modern computer processors.
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26 Mar 2011   #2
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

8Hz? 8-bit? Yeah, well, otherwise, the chip would be melting under the heat.
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26 Mar 2011   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I don't find this very amazing. Except for the fact that it actually works.
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27 Mar 2011   #4
flyingpig

Win 7 64, Vista64
 
 

Not really Impressive when you consider that researchers have been working on "Bio" cell based processing for quite some time.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...computers.html

This is but one example of what they are working on for many years now.

More along the lines of this- http://wn.com/Biocomputer

but that is a very simplistic view of what is being worked on, and the uses they will be used in.
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27 Mar 2011   #5
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

puny maybe - but the further development of nanotechnology and the potential conductive properties in plastics is huge.

we can replace rare and limited resources with enhanced plastics for computing - it's use in mobile devices and medicine would have potential
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28 Mar 2011   #6
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quantum computing, biological processing, wohoo! How exciting!
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