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Water based computers

  1. Jun 15, 2015 #1


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    This is really interesting, so I thought I share it.
    These people succeeded in finding a way to build all the logic gates using a system that manipulates water droplets using magnets and a magnetic field. Its slower than current computers but they have other (interesting) applications in mind. But to me, the mere possibility of such a thing and that there are people who actually did it, is really interesting.
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  3. Jun 15, 2015 #2


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  4. Jun 16, 2015 #3
    i read the article and watched the video they had. one question i have is especially after watching the video is where is the control to specify a droplets pathing ?
    seemed they followed almost random paths depending on how many options were possible.

    I do see you could use the water bridging circuits even if all it did was a circle over a set of predetermined pathways.
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