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Functioning synapse created using carbon nanotubes

Started by Unbeliever, April 21, 2011, 02:30:43 pm

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Devices Might Be Used in Brain Prostheses or Synthetic Brains
QuoteEngineering researchers the University of Southern California have made a significant breakthrough in the use of nanotechnologies for the construction of a synthetic brain. They have built a carbon nanotube synapse circuit whose behavior in tests reproduces the function of a neuron, the building block of the brain.
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