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An electron microscope image showing the rectangular gold (Au) electrodes representing signalling neurons and the rounded electrode representing the receiving neuron. The material of molybdenum disulfide layered with lithium connects the electrodes, enabling the simulation of cooperative growth among synapses. Image credit: Xiaojian Zhu, Nanoelectronics Group, University of Michigan.
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December 19, 2018

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Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses

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A new way of arranging advanced computer components called memristors on a chip could enable them to be…
An Ionic Black Box

April 30, 2018

While we embrace the way the Internet of Things already is making our lives more streamlined and convenient,…
Thanks for the Memory: NIST Takes a Deep Look at Memristors

January 19, 2018

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers…
Resistive memory components the computer industry can’t resist

October 24, 2017

Make way for some new memsistors. For years, the computer industry has sought memory technologies with higher endurance,…
Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

May 25, 2017

Inspired by how mammals see, a new “memristor” computer circuit prototype at the University of Michigan has the…
Diffusive Memristors Mimic Synapses and could Pave Way for Brain-Like Computing

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A New Type of Memristors for Less Rigid Computing

October 20, 2015

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New Nanoscale Programmable Switches Promise Faster, More Versatile Chip-scale Devices

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Blueprint for an artificial brain

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Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because…
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