May 17, 2022

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Born to play

Bee honey could be the unlikely key to unlocking the next era of computing

Neuromorphic computing that mimics the human brain (opens in new tab) is one phase closer to reality as scientists from Washington Condition College have crafted a vital circuit for this new style of computing working with an unlikely pure material.

Employing bee-sourced honey, the scientists have constructed a evidence-of-concept memory resistor or memristor. To execute this feat, they 1st turned the honey into a good sort and then held it in between two metallic electrodes in a very similar way to how the brain’s synapses lay among pairs of neurons.