Honey: eco-friendly and brain-like computer chips

Washington State University engineers demonstrated that honey could be used to create eco-friendly and brain-like computer chips.

The researchers processed honey into a solid form and jammed it between two electrical conductors.  This produced a structured design named ‘memristor.’  Honey memristors mimic human nerve cells.  They also switch on and off very quickly while maintaining information.  

The computer chips are stable and reliable for a long time since honey does not spoil and has very low moisture concentration, so bacteria cannot survive in it.    They are also easy to dispose of, thanks to their feature of dissolving in water.  So, in addition to being quick and efficient to use, this development can help reduce electronic waste that causes a threat to the environment, with tons of waste piling up every year. 

Are you excited about this innovation?  Let us know what you think.  

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