Scientists develop a honey-based “Memristor” for computers

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Washington scientists develop honey base "Memristor" For neuromorphic computers

The world is suffering from a global chip shortage of computing devices, but some engineers at Washington State University say neuromorphic computing chips could be made from honey in the future. .. Scientists could use honey to develop a prototype “memristor” that is a transistor-like component. Let’s take a look at the details just below.

Scientists use honey to develop neuromorphic chips

A couple of scientists named Feng Zhao and Brandon Sueoka of Washington State University recently published a detailed research report detailing their honey-based neuromorphic memorials.Memristor Transistor-like computing component Data can be stored and processed in the same way as the human brain.

Neuromorphic computing is a computer engineering method in which engineers develop computers with advanced elements that model the human brain and nervous system systems for strangers. In this case, the memristor is a new component that can pave the way for biodegradable neuromorphic computing systems.

To develop a honey-based memristor, scientists used solidified real honey. Then a solid honey was placed between the two electrodes It mimics the human synapse, which is the junction between two nerve cells in the human brain.For reference, the human brain 100 billion neurons and over 100 trillion synapses..

As part of the development process, Zhao compared honey-based memristors to human neurons.He said The former has a function very similar to that of human neurons. Also, it is a very small size, about the width of human hair. Researchers have also discovered that honey memristors successfully emulate the work of human synapses.

However, to be able to use these components to create a working neuromorphic computer system, Scientists need to make memristors even smaller. If possible, it should be as small as 1/1000 of human hair... In this way, we will be able to develop computer systems with billions of memristors, similar to the number of neurons in the human brain.

In addition, because computing systems use natural biodegradable materials, They will be much more environmentally friendly than current computing systems In the market. Users simply dissolve the components of the neuromorphic computer in water and dispose of them.

You can find out more about Memristors by checking out the detailed research papers recently published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. Also, in the comments below, please tell us your thoughts on honey-based chipsets for computers.